Randwick Public School


Telephone02 9398 6022


Student health and safety

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:

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.


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.

Student Wellbeing is of key importance at Randwick Public School, with several programs in place to support students’ social and emotional learning.


The MindUp program is an evidence-based mindfulness program that draws on cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness to teach social and emotional skills. Specifically, students are taught to self-regulate their behaviour and mindfully engage in focused concentration, skills that are required for academic success. Students across K-6 participate in the MindUp program throughout Terms 1 or 2.


Learning gained in the MindUp program is supported and enhanced through a partnership with the Lifeskills Group. Specialist teachers from the Lifeskills Group deliver additional training in mindfulness techniques, designed to help develop students’ self-awareness and increase impulse control, focus and empathy. Students across K-6 participate in Lifeskills lessons throughout Terms 2 or 3.

Peer Support

In Term 3, all students participate in the Peer Support program. This program provides students with values-based education through participation in small-group activities facilitated by Year 6 leaders. Each Peer Support group is made up of 10-12 students of all ages, helping to build student friendship networks across the school and providing an opportunity for student leadership. The focus of Peer Support varies from year to year, with students benefiting from learning about resilience, honesty and making friends.

Digital Citizenship

To promote safe and responsible use of technology, all K-6 students participate in Digital Citizenship education throughout the year. These lessons see students take on real challenges and digital dilemmas, giving them the skills needed to success as digital learners and citizens. Learning in digital citizenship includes lessons in privacy and security, relationships and communication, and information literacy.

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.