Hinchinbrook Public School

Learning Together

Telephone02 9826 7855


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 – 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 representative council 

Hinchinbrook Public School has an active student representative council (SRC) made up of students from every class who work together to communicate ideas, help others and improve our school environment. 

The SRC contains two students from each class, selected by their peers to represent their class. Their responsibilities include bringing issues to the council for discussion, then communicating information to and from the classroom so that everyone is informed. They are also responsible for organising and running fundraisers to raise money for outside charities and organisations, as well as for the school.

Years 1 to 6 SRC members are selected in early Term 1. Kindergarten members are selected in early Term 3.