Beresfield Public School

Live and learn in a caring, supportive environment.

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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.


Parents must bring all medication to the office and complete relevant paperwork for staff to administer medication. All medication has to be prescribed by a doctor.

A parent/carer needs to bring the medication, not a student (clearly labelled with child's name and dosage) to the school office and fill out a Request to Administer Prescribed Medication form.  

There are two types of forms: Short term medication and Long term medication.  Short term medication is when medication is only required for a few days up to approx a week. Long term medication is when a student is on medication indefinitely. 

Links to the forms:

Short Term Medication

Long Term Medication

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.

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.