Bass Hill Public School

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Telephone02 9644 3431

Student health and safety

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.

We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:

For more information, visit the student wellbeing section of the department’s website.

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.

Our students and their safety

We create and maintain a safe school environment by protecting the wellbeing of our students and promoting positive relationships between students.

Child protection

Strict safety checks are in place to protect students including criminal record checks of all permanent and casual teachers. We teach our students to recognise when they may be unsafe and how to get help.

Internet safety

Web filtering technology prevents students from accessing inappropriate material on the internet and email system. For information in community languages, see the eSafety page.

Anti-racism education

Anti-racism education is taught in our classrooms and we make every effort to ensure our school is free from discrimination. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of the school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of our school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. For more information see information in community languages.

Student wellbeing

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.

Bass Hill Public School continues to take an innovative approach to the development and wellbeing of our students. We see wellbeing as central to the development of our children's ability to learn and develop emotionally, socially and academically.

As a school we work actively to implement innovative programs while maintaining essential requirements for the welfare of all of our students.

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.

The Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) program is an evidence-based whole school approach designed and implemented by the NSW Department of Education.

The program:

  • Addresses the diverse academic and social needs of every student to support them to be successful
  • Supports students in early childhood settings through to senior years of schooling
  • Enables schools to establish a continuum of supports that are intensified to meet the needs of every student
  • Is team driven, using a problem solving approach (data, systems and practices) that engages students, parents and all school staff
  • Establishes positive social expectations for all in the school community
  • Provides a framework for the school and its community to collectively support the wellbeing of every students'. 

You can read more about the positive impact of the program at

BHPS Anti-bullying Plan

Our Anti-Bullying Plan outlines the processes for preventing and responding to student bullying at Bass Hill Public School and reflects the Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy of the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities. 

We work hard to prevent bullying in our school and we recognise that the best outcomes are achieved by school communities, parents, students and teachers, working together to help prevent and to respond to bullying.

Our Anti-bullying Plan includes protection, prevention, early intervention and response strategies for student bullying. Any student who experiences bullying and any person who witnesses bullying should report it to a teacher or the school principal.

Sun safety

Due to the growing awareness of the dangers of skin damage from the sun, a sun smart policy has been implemented in this school.

Children should preferably wear a broad brimmed school hat whenever they are playing outside, and teachers support this policy by also wearing hats when they are outside. Children who do not wear a hat must sit in the shade.

We teach students about the damaging effects of the sun and promote sun safety practices.

Road safety

Road safety education is taught to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 as part of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE). Driver education programs are also taught as part of the PDHPE 7-10 syllabus

Drug education

Drug education and understanding responsibility and relationships is taught as part of PDHPE from Kindergarten to Year 10