Student safety

Safety Issues at Castle Cove

The physical safety and well being of students is a matter of concern to us all.

 Children need to be reminded regularly that they should not walk alone to or from school and should avoid taking short cuts through bush areas. Children should not leave school with friends unless prior arrangements have been made by parents.

 Parents can assist with student safety by ensuring their children do not arrive at school before 9.00 am as supervised playground duty commences at 8.55am, and are not left at school for a long period after dismissal. Please follow the rules concerning collection of students during school hours.

 Parents and caregivers should discuss road safety rules with children. Parents are requested to always drive safely and park legally near the school grounds. When dropping off or picking up students by car, please do not stop, stand or park in the NO STOPPING areas. Parents are requested not to park or drop off students within the school grounds.


We create and maintain a safe school environment by protecting the wellbeing of our students and promoting positive relationships between students.

Child protection

Strict safety checks are in place to protect students including criminal record checks of all permanent and casual teachers. We teach our students to recognise when they may be unsafe and how to get help.

Internet safety

Web filtering technology prevents students from accessing inappropriate material on the internet and email system.


We work hard to prevent bullying in our school and we recognise that the best outcomes are achieved by school communities, parents, students and teachers, working together to help prevent and to respond to bullying.

Our Anti-bullying Plan includes protection, prevention, early intervention and response strategies for student bullying. Any student who experiences bullying and any person who witnesses bullying should report it to a teacher or the school principal.


Anti-racism education is taught in our classrooms and we make every effort to ensure our school is free from discrimination. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of the school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of our school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. For more information see information in community languages.

Sun safety

We teach students about the damaging effects of the sun and promote sun safety practices.

Road safety

Road safety education is taught to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 as part of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE). Driver education programs are also taught as part of the PDHPE 7-10 syllabus.

Drug education

Drug education and understanding responsibility and relationships is taught as part of PDHPE from Kindergarten to Year 10.