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.
School counselling staff are members of the school learning and support team.
Safe and Respectful Behaviour
All members of the school community have the right to learn and work in a safe and happy environment. At Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Berkeley Vale Campus we are committed to the development of harmonious relationships between all. Expectations of the school community are based on the Core Values from Positive Behaviour for Learning: Respect, Responsibility and Achievement. Our school is an inclusive environment where diversity is embraced and individual differences are accepted and encouraged.
To empower students to recognise and respond appropriately to any unsafe or disrespectful behaviour there is a clear policy across the school.
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 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.