We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.
Following the incident on 17 September at Southern Cross University – Lismore Campus, we would like to share Headspace’s mental health support resource (PDF 100.52KB) for students, teachers and school staff.
We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:
- the behaviour code for students, which outlines the standards of behaviour expected in all NSW public schools
- anti-racism education
- anti-bullying programs
- conflict resolution and mediation training
- peer support
- road safety education
- the Healthy School Canteen Strategy.
For more information, visit the student wellbeing section of the department’s website.
The Forest High School Mobile Device Procedures
The Forest High School Mobile Device Procedures
Please discuss these procedures with your child. Additional resources, initiatives and departmental policies are available here
Like all NSW public schools, we promote the healthy development of students through:
- school programs and practices that protect and promote health and safety
- supporting individual students who need help with health issues
- providing first aid and temporary care of students who become unwell or who have an accident at school.
Like all NSW public schools, we provide safe learning and teaching environments to encourage healthy, happy, successful and productive students.
The department is committed to creating quality learning opportunities for children and young people. These opportunities support wellbeing through positive and respectful relationships and fostering a sense of belonging to the school and community.
The Wellbeing Framework for Schools helps schools support the cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of students and allows them to connect, succeed and thrive throughout their education.
Positive Behaviour for Learning
At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning – a whole-school approach for creating a positive, safe and supportive school climate where students can learn and develop. Our whole school community works together to establish expected behaviours and teach them to all students.
SchoolTV is an ongoing resource that is available to our parents. Each edition will address a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, amongst others. SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that saves parents time and confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.
In this edition of SchoolTV - CYBERBULLYING
With the advent of the internet, smart phones and tablets, there is now a whole new digital dimension added to traditional schoolyard bullying. There was once a time when bullying victims were given some respite outside of school hours, but sadly these days, online bullying can occur 24/7. In today’s world, teaching your child about online and cyber safety, is as important as learning to swim or cross the road!
Cyberbullying can be identified as being the repeated behaviour by an aggressor with the intent to harm or embarrass. Technology enables these aggressors to share information widely and quickly, making this form of bullying extremely dangerous and harmful. However, the answer is not to shun the internet nor social media. Instead, parents are encouraged to embrace it and instil a family internet policy to protect their children without limiting the freedom to learn, explore and communicate online.
In this edition of SchoolTV, parents are provided with useful guidelines and advice on how to minimise the risks. Children have the right to feel safe, regardless of whether it is in the schoolyard or online.
We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this edition of SchoolTV and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information or seek medical or professional help.
Here is the link to the Cyberbullying edition of SchoolTV
Here is the link to the Grief & Loss edition of SchoolTV
Here is the link to the Bullying edition of SchoolTV
Here is the link to the School Refusal edition of SchoolTV
Here is the link to the Sexting edition of SchoolTV
Here is the link to the Depression edition of SchoolTV
Here is the link to the Suicide & Self-harm edition of SchoolTV
Here is the link to the Drug & Alcohol Use edition of SchoolTV
Here is the link to the Anxiety edition of SchoolTV
Below is a list of the 2023 Peer Support Leaders
Rebecca A., Hugh B., William B., Ryan B., Charlotte B., Isaac C., Zoe C., Georgia C., Benjamin C., Jasmine D., Sabrina D., Luke F., Jared F., Ronan G., Isobel G., Willow G., Alexxa G., London H., Yacoub H., Zara H., Kayden J., Rebekah K., Alec L., Dylan L., Brandon L., Owen L., Tiana M., Indiana M., Emma N., Andrea O., Conall Q., Chloe R., Maya R., Max S., Ruby S., Liam T., Scout T., Ty W., Gemma W., Andrew W.
We congratulate these students on their appointment to these important roles in The Forest High School community