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Pretty Beach Public School

Pretty Beach Public School

Quality Education, Unique Environment

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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.

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.

Child Protection

Like all NSW public schools, we provide safe learning and teaching environments to encourage happy, successful and productive students. 

The department is committed to creating safe, respectful learning opportuities for students to explore issues of health, safety and wellbeing and develop skills and confidence through challenging and enjoyable movement experiences. ​

As a Key Learning Area, Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) focuses on encouraging students to think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions related to health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity.

Within the PDPHE syllabus sits Child Protection Education.  It is mandatory to teach child protection education in every stage of learning from Kindergarten to Year 10 as part of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) K-10 Syllabus.

Read more about teaching and learning about child protection here.

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.

School response to COVID-19


This webapge provides additional information regarding our school’s proactive planning and safety management. As you would imagine, this situation will continue to change and develop and it is the school's intention to keep our community as informed as possible. Please check for regular updates so that you can be assured you have the latest information.

Our actions are guided by the advice from NSW Health and the NSW Department of Education (as well as Federal Health authorities). As a school community it is important that we respond calmly with both our social and professional responsibility in mind. I ask that you continue to be supportive of our staff, our school families and wider community as we work to positively navigate current circumstances.

Currently, there are no reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our school community. At this point, on the advice of NSW Health and NSW DoE, our school will continue to be open and operational. However, as a phased social distancing strategy will be introduced within our school spaces, there will be an impact on current operations. In addition to the information provided via Skoolbag on Sunday 15 March, our school is putting a range of systematic, proactive measures in place to mitigate risk to students, staff and our wider school community. I am sharing the draft form of our risk assessment with you via our school website (and via Skoolbag) in an effort to be transparent in our efforts to take a community-focused approach in response to COVID-19 concerns. Please be assured that these are proactive measures, designed to increase student, staff and family confidence that our school is working to minimize all possible risks to students, within the guidelines provided by NSW Health and NSW DoE. This document will remain on our school website and will be revised as needed, as additional potential risks are identified and addressed. Parents will receive a Skoolbag alert informing our community when an amendment to the RA is added and parents can review these changes by visiting our school webpage. 


Please read COMMUNITY NOTICE MONDAY 16 MARCH 2020 here

Visit our Keeping Community Connected Page to stay up-to-date with school events.