Strathfield South High School

Many Cultures, Common Values, One School

Telephone02 9642 4422

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.

Support unit

Strathfield South High School hosts a number of support classes for students with additional learning needs. There are four classes supporting students with a hearing impairment and two autism support classes.

The hearing support unit has a strong history at Strathfield South and has operated in the school for over 30 years. Students participate in small, discrete classes for maths, English, science and social science, and are integrated with support in mainstream for the remaining subjects. Hearing support classes are set up in small, sound proofed classrooms with soundfield systems. There are many additional programs offered within the unit including the Quicksmart program, MultiLit, work experience and speech therapy.

The first autism support class was established at the school in 2013 with the second class commencing in 2016. Each class caters for 7 students working on individualised programs. The students participate in all aspects of school life. Students have the opportunity to participate in intensive, discrete classes as well as integration on a needs basis. The class attends regular excursions as well as a number of additional programs including speech therapy, work experience, music and social skills.

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.