The health of students is relevant to their learning and is important to schools. On health issues, the Department works in partnership with NSW Health.
Principals, staff, parents, health professionals and students all have a role to play in the effective support of students' health needs.
Public schools 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.