Wheeler Heights Public School

Respect, Responsibility & Personal Best

Telephone02 9971 8352


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.

Student welfare

At Wheeler Heights Public School, student welfare:

  • encompasses everything the school community does to meet the personal, social and learning needs of students and enhance their well-being;
  • creates a safe, caring school environment in which students are nurtured as they learn;
  • is achieved through the total school curriculum and the way it is delivered;
  • incorporates effective discipline;
  • incorporates healthy living and social skills programs;
  • stresses the value of collaborative early intervention when problems are identified;
  • provides ongoing educational services to support students;
  • recognises the diversity within the school community and provides programs and support which acknowledge difference and promote harmony;
  • recognises the role the school plays as a resource to link families with community support services; and
  • provides opportunities for students to:

-enjoy success and recognition

-make a useful contribution to the life of the school

-derive enjoyment from their learning.

Welfare Policy (doc 486 KB)

Bullying Policy (pub 735 KB)

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.

The Wheeler Way

‘The Wheeler Way' 'is based on a program from the DEC Northern Sydney Region called ‘Positive Behaviour for Engaged Learning' (PBEL).PBEL is based based on a long history of behavioural practices and effective instructional design strategies.

In line with PBEL practices our aim is to develop a sustainable and positive school climate and so we have created these three expectations:


 Be RESPONSIBLE               


The Wheeler Way (docx 223 KB)