Nowra High School

Wisdom Through Knowledge

Telephone02 4421 4977

Emailnowra-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.

* Banned and confiscated items

Nowra High School makes every effort to ensure the safety of every person who enters the site.

In doing so, we actively encourage respect for people and property. In keeping with this approach, the following items are banned from the school:

  • aerosol deodorant
  • aerosol paints
  • permanent markers/textas
  • liquid whiteout
  • laser lights
  • illegal substances 
  • weapons
  • lighters or matches
  • students are also not to carry prescribed medications.

Our students' mature approach to respecting each other and property means that we rarely experience any issues with banned items.

Confiscated items

If materials are confiscated from students, then care will be taken. The item may be collected by the student or family at the end of the day.

Thank you for considering the health and safety of others.

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.

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.