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Dural Public School

Dural Public School

Strive for Success

Telephone02 9651 1164

Emaildural-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) – 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.

Student leadership

Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.

Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools, visit Student voice and leadership.

School Leader Criteria (pdf 24 KB)

Leadership Process Timeline (pdf 177 KB)

Leaders

 

Library Monitors

Year 6 students have the opportunity to exercise their leadership skills each lunchtime in the library. Their duties include:

  1. Return books on the computer.
  2. Help students borrow books on the computer.
  3. Answer students' questions about books.
  4. Shelve all the returned books.
  5. Check that books are in the correct order on all the shelves.
  6. At the end of the session they check that all computers have been logged off correctly.

Sport House Captains and Vice Captains

Year 6 students have the opportunity to be house captains or vice house captains. The vote for this happens in term 4 in year 5. Students nominate themselves and prepare a short speech about why they should be house captain.

Role of sport captains and vice captains:

  1. Assist in sport programs
  2. Set up and pack away at carnivals
  3. Assist PSSA Sport teachers
  4. Read the sport report at assemblies
  5. Maintain and update the sport board

 

Peer Tutors - Buddy Reading Program

 

Students in Years 5 and 6 may nominate themselves to be a Buddy Reading Tutor at the start of the school year. Interested students attend an information session and complete a written expression of interest. Selected students participate in a trial of the role before being awarded their Peer Tutor badge at a whole school assembly at the end of Term 1.

 

The role of a Buddy Reading Tutor involves:

 

  • Being punctual and attending Buddy Reading Monday to Thursday from 11.45 – 12.00.
  • Assisting a student in Years 1 or 2 with individualisd reading activities (MIOOW sight words, Jolly Phonic word attack skills and leveled text reading).
  • Recording the text read and giving written feedback as necessary. 
  • Attending training as needed throughout the year, either individually or as a group.
  • Using positive praise with a focus on specific reading strategies.
  • Having fun & enjoying the experience.