Bates Drive School

Exceptional learning opportunities for all

Telephone02 9521 6049

Emailbatesdrive-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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:

  • Individualised health care plans detailing the required response for any health care issues your child may experience.
  • Trained staff to support tube feeding and other individualised feeding and dietary requirements.
  • Collaboration with allied health professionals, including paediatricians, psychologists, dieticians, speech pathologists and occupational therapists to effectively manage complex health needs.
  • Staff trained in the administration of medication. Parents and carers are responsible for providing up to date schedules and information for the administration of medication. Once received, all medication is safely stored at school in a secure central location.

Maintaining supportive staff to student supervision ratios for all class and playground activities.

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.

Medical clinics

Kogarah Diagnostic and Assessment Service hold medical clinics at Bates Drive School twice each term. The purpose of the clinics is to support the health and behavioural needs of our students as well as to provide a collaborative approach to the management of these issues.

The clinic is attended by a developmental paediatrician, a registrar, a member of the school executive, the classroom teacher and parents/carers.

An appointment must be made prior to the date of the clinic to ensure your child will be seen on that day.

The medical clinics provide the opportunity to discuss any issues or problems you may be facing with your child at either home or school. The cost of the appointment is covered by Medicare.

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 allow them to connect, succeed and thrive throughout their education.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

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.

Our core values are ‘we care', ‘we are safe' and ‘we are learners'. The behaviour expectations that align with each of these values are clearly displayed, communicated, modelled and explicitly taught across all environments

Student leadership

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.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools, visit Student voice and leadership.