Forbes Public School

Maintaining a Tradition of Excellence

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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.

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.

Our Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) program is based on a set of school-wide expectations which are promoted across the entire school in all circumstances and settings.

Our three core values are

  1. I am safe
  2. I am responsible
  3. I am respectful


In order for a student to be behaving safely, they must –

  • make sure they are seen by a teacher
  • keep their hands and feet to themselves
  • move responsibly
  • make safe choices
  • use all equipment safely


In order for a student to be behaving responsibly, they must –

  • show a positive attitude
  • be a good citizen
  • play and work cooperatively
  • listen to and follow instructions
  • accept the consequences of their actions
  • be a problem solver


In order for a student to be behaving respectfully, they must –

  • respect all property
  • respect everyone including their thoughts and feelings
  • show courtesy and good manners
  • be an active and respectful listener
  • wear full school uniform with pride

As a component of a safe and respectful school community, Forbes Public School has developed an Anti-bullying Plan and well being support plan in consultation with our school community.

More help is also available from the Australian Federal Government publication "Bullying Among Young Children" - a guide for parents (PDF 323KB)