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 Student Wellbeing

​​The AIS provides a wide range of services and assistance for schools in the area of student wellbeing, the main areas of which are described below.

Professional Learning
The AIS supports schools to promote student wellbeing through a number of strategies including:

  • Courses and Conferences delivered by the AIS. See AIS Courses and Events for more information.
  • Consultancies - customised professional learning is available on site at schools for their staff. Contact the Director of Professional Learning on (02) 9299 2845 for more information.

Funding and Grants
Independent schools can apply for a Student Wellbeing Grant of up to $2000 to conduct projects which support the promotion of student wellbeing within the school. See 'Student Wellbeing Grants' under Funded Programs.

A significant number of different pieces of legislation exist that relate to the need for schools (and other agencies) to cater for the health, welfare and wellbeing of children. You will find details about the relevant legislation in several places on this website, including the Child Protection, Work Health and Safety, Government Regulations 'Disability Discrimination Legislation' pages.

Management of Specific Incidents
The AIS assists schools to manage specific incidents involving child protection, bullying, harassment, and violent and other unacceptable behaviour to minimise the negative impact on students and school staff from such incidents. We also assist schools with the development of Health Care Plans. Principals should contact the AIS on (02) 9299 2845 if they require urgent assistance with any specific incidents.


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 What's New in Student Wellbeing?

Student Wellbeing News
Student Wellbeing News is a newsletter sent to teachers who register their interest each term.
It aims to provide information, resources and updates on current evidence based research regarding contemporary issues concerning the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
We invite all teachers within independent schools to engage with this source of information as an exciting means of professional discourse and welcome any contributions from colleagues in schools.
Select 'student wellbeing' as an area of interest on your AIS profile and you will be included on the distribution list.

Should you have any queries in relation to this newsletter, please contact Nicky Sloss, Student Wellbeing Consultant at nsloss@aisnsw.edu.au

  • Your Time in the Sun

    ​Your time in the sun is the latest campaign from the NSW Cancer Institute, aimed at reminding young people about the importance of protecting their skin in the sun.

  • How SunSmart is your school

    Can the community see that your school is proudly SunSmart? To find out what information the community sees visit www.sunsmartnsw.com.au/search/

    If your SunSmart membership has lapsed or your school is not participating, simply follow the prompts on our website to renew or join for free. 
    Should you require any assistance you can contact The SunSmart Team directly on 02 9334 1761. 

  • NSW Health School Canteen Strategy Information Sessions

    ​All principals and canteen managers are invited to attend and information and support session to provide an overview of the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy for primary and secondary schools. 

  • FREE Registration for Fruit and Veg Month 2017 is now open

    Fruit & Veg Month is a health promotion program for NSW primary schools that puts a positive focus on fruit and vegetables. The program is supported by NSW Health. 
    Fruit & Veg Month 2017 will be held during the last 4 weeks of Term 3 2017 , from 28 August to 22 September. 

    Registered schools receive free resources including: 

    *        Easy to use classroom activities (ES1 - S3) with PDHPE and other curriculum outcomes 

    *        Access to interactive whiteboard materials that meet multiple curriculum outcomes 

    *        Class posters and student reward stickers 

    For more details on the program, take a look at the Fruit & Veg Month website.

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  • Getting the most out of sunscreen

    With the UV index soaring over summer, now is an ideal time to make sure students know how to protect themselves and are taking the sun safe message home with them over the summer holiday period. Whilst a lot of young people rely on sunscreen for UV protection over summer, many are not applying it in a way that achieves maximum effectiveness. For some handy tips on sunscreen application please see Cancer Council NSW’s newsletter section which can be adapted for your own school newsletter.

  • Information for Staff and Parents of Students Affected by Suicide

    ​The following resources have been provided by Headspace www.headspace.org.au to assist schools and families working with children and young people affected by suicide.

    The AIS also supports schools with a range of critical incidents through our child protection and student services teams and consultants.