Fairvale High School

Focused. Aspiring. Inclusive. Respectful.

Telephone02 9604 3118


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.

School nurse and the Fairvale High School wellbeing hub

Fairvale High School has a full time registered nurse on school grounds during normal school hours. The school nurse manages any emergency first aid/medical issues for both students and staff.

The nurse leads the development of all student health care plans including: anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma and any other medical issues a student may have. Communication of these plans to all staff in the school ensures that each student's medical and wellbeing needs are effectively supported by all staff.

In addition,  the school nurse liaises with medical personnel for students through consultation and approval from parents and leads a  "wrap around support" model of health management.

This aims to maximise the wellbeing outcomes for all students with additional medical and wellbeing needs.

The school nurse also collaborates and supports the school's Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist who are employed both 1 day per week to support the learning and wellbeing needs of students. The school meets the costs of this service and allows students to be able to access these services during the school day.

Parents who may have concerns about their child's medical needs while at school should contact the school nurse on 02 9604 3118.

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.