Toongabbie East Public School

Achieve with Pride

Telephone02 9631 3996

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.

Toongabbie East encourages a healthy lifestyle for the children in our care. We have two programs in place to encourage healthy eating.

Crunch and sip

Crunch and sip occurs every day at 10am. Students can take a break and eat a piece of fruit or vegetable (for example carrot sticks) and have a little drink of water, in class, then resume work.

Crunch and Sip operates in the infants classroom.

No fat

'No fat' stands for natural only, fruit any time.

Students in the primary classroom can at most times of the day eat a piece of fruit or vegetable while working, without taking a separate break. This differs from crunch and sip as when children get older they are more likely to grab something to eat while involved in doing something else.

Our plan is to introduce the idea that you can eat something healthy at these times. Only key times such as testing or library are exempt from the no fat program.

For more information, please view the healthy eating program policies (DOC 77KB).

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 (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 school is part of the PBL initiative. Our expectations are represented in the positive behaviour for learning matrix (PDF 96KB) which was developed in consultation with our school community. We appreciate that our families support the matrix and use the terminology at home which has resulted in the greatly improved behaviour, social experiences and culture of our school.

Our school core values are:

  • Be safe
  • Be respectful 
  • Be a learner 

The school has a positive behaviour for learning (PBL) mascot called 'Kia' (pronounced 'kye'). Kia is represented throughout the school to support the students engagement with our PBL expectations.

Kia was originally designed by Jason, a primary student who is a talented artist before being submitted to a graphic artist for development. The students submitted names for our mascot and Alexander was selected for his submission of Kia kookaburra.

Our school selected a kookaburra as a mascot for our schools PBL as they are often in our school grounds and can be heard calling to each other from across the creek.

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.