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J J Cahill Memorial High School

J J Cahill Memorial High School

Honour - Excellence - Responsibility - Opportunity

Telephone02 9669 5118


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.

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.

Positive Behaviour for Learning - PB4L

At JJ Cahill MHS we as a community value Honour, Excellence, Responsibility and Opportunity. Honour is the way we show respect and care for others to share positive educational experiences. Excellence is the journey to find your personal best and setting high expectations for achievement. We show excellence when we are persistent and offer our best effort at all times. Responsibility represents our ability to act in a way that is safe, consistent and accountable. We are being responsible when our behaviour ensures we are dependable and empathetic in our interactions with others. Opportunity is actively seeking and creating experiences to achieve our goals. When we accept opportunities to develop our learning and contribute to shared learning experiences, we grow and succeed.

PB4L is an evidence-based whole school approach that addresses the diverse academic and social needs of every student to support them to be successful. The program provides a framework for the school and its community to collectively support the wellbeing of every student.

Guiding principles include:

  • students respond positively as they have been taught what is expected of them
  • students feel safe and cared for at school. Their parents, family and community are more involved in their school
  • systems of support (effective instructional environments) are necessary for both students and adults

How PB4L works

  • Expectations for student behaviour are defined by a school based team with all staff input
  • Effective behavioural support is implemented consistently by staff and school executive
  • Appropriate student behaviour is taught
  • Positive behaviours are publicly acknowledged