Murrumbidgee Regional High School

Excellence and Innovation

Telephone02 6969 9300

Emailmurrumbidgee-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

Medical Conditions

It is important that the school is notified of student medical conditions. This information will be circulated to all relevant staff. In certain cases, extra support personnel are available to assist the school in meeting the particular needs of students.

If a student requires prescribed medication while at school, both the student’s doctor and a parent/caregiver must complete a form. These are available from school offices. The medication must be supplied to the school in its original packaging.

Emergency Contact

We urge parents to notify us if there is a change with phone numbers or emergency contact details. This assists us if we need to contact parents/carers while students are at school. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Students who are struggling with mental health or wellbeing should approach either their year advisors or Jeremy Sharpe, the school’s Youth Outreach Worker. These staff members will be able to organise any necessary referrals to school psychologists or external support networks.

Feeling Sick at School

Students who feel sick at school should:

  • tell the class teacher
  • see the Girls’ Supervisor or Deputy Principal

After assessment, students will be required to wait in the front office until their parents arrive to take them home. An ambulance may be called if a student is seriously ill. Students will NOT be allowed to go home sick without contacting the school office. Students may ONLY leave with a parent, carer or one of their emergency contacts.

If a parent is contacted by an unwell student they should encourage them to follow the school’s procedures.

Accidents

If students witness an accident or someone ill, or know about an accident or illness, they should tell the nearest teacher immediately. A student should remain with the sick or injured person until help arrives. Those assisting might be asked for details that could be of help. If there is an accident, witnesses will be asked to write statements.

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.