Davidson High School

Academic, creative, innovative, sustainable

Telephone02 9451 0022

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

Student health and safety

At Davidson High School we develop each students' talents and capabilities while fostering personal responsibility, self-confidence and a sense of well-being. PBL creates a positive school environment in which learning and student engagement are enhanced through increased teaching time and consistent expectations of behaviour. At Davidson High School we have three core expected behaviours.

These are:

Respect

  • listen and communicate with courtesy
  • actively accept the rights of others
  • allow others to learn
  • care for the school environment.

Responsibility

  • follow instructions
  • be a positive role model
  • help and support others
  • be prepared for learning and all school activities
  • be accountable for your behaviour.

Effort 

  • understand how effort leads to achievement
  • strive to improve
  • challenge yourself
  • participate actively in all school settings.

These behaviours are important because they ensure that Davidson High School is a safe, supportive and creative learning environment.

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.

At Davidson, leadership skills are valued and promoted through a range of programs:

  • leadership challenge: a program for students in Years 7 to 10.
  • Year 10 peer mentoring program: Year 10 students assist the transition of Year 7 to high school. 
  • Davidson High School's Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • senior leadership team: Year 12 students are ambassadors for the school and provide direction for school activities. 
  • leadership workshops for Years 11 and 12. 
  • environment leaders: working with Year 5 students.

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.

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.