Student Welfare

Our School Values

Schools in NSW share with families and the community the responsibility for teaching values. Values shape the attitudes of student (and help them to deal with) the changing circumstances, events and issues encountered in daily life. (Refshauge. H. A, Values in NSW Public School, March 2004).

Yarrawarrah Public School teaches the values of Responsibility, Excellence, Acceptance, Co-operation and Honesty. These values influence how students communicate, work together make decisions and how they learn. These values underpin all aspects of this policy – REACH.

Go to Our Values page to read about our school values and rules in detail.

Restorative Practice

At Yarrawarrah Public School, we use Restorative Practice to support and facilitate the building of healthy relationships. It is a technique developed to help students, staff and parents resolve conflict at school, home and in the workplace. Students are empowered by taking greater responsibility for resolving their own conflicts by responding to reflective questions. Question asked include:

When things go wrong

  • What happened?
  • What were you thinking at the time?
  • What have you thought about since?
  • Who has been affected by what you have done?
  • What do you think you need to do to make things right?

When someone has been hurt

  • What did you think when you realised what had happened?
  • What impact has this incident had on you and others?
  • What has been the hardest thing for you?
  • What do you think needs to happen to make things right?

School Chaplain

Our school chaplain provides valuable support for both our students and their families. If you would like to organise a meeting with our school chaplain
please download this confidential form, fill in the relevant details and click ‘Submit Form’.

School Chaplain Referral Form