Ashcroft High School

Students leading learning.

Telephone02 9607 8011

Emailashcroft-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 (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.

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.

Junior student leadership council (SLC)

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is capably led by the school captains, vice captains and prefects.  The Junior SLC is made up of students from Year 7, 8 and 9. Each member of the SLC is involved in a portfolio within the school focusing on one of four areas:

  • Quality Teaching: Promoting active participation in teaching and learning by developing students' understanding of the quality teaching framework
  • Student Welfare (PBIS): Developing and co-leading policies, processes and practices of support for students
  • Global Perspectives: Developing students' awareness and promoting active participation in both local and global issues
  • Healthy Schools: Maximising the holistic health and fitness of students through healthy food, relationships and physical activity

Collectively, the SLC also makes decisions on behalf of the student body, they run fundraising ventures for the school and various charities. They ensure that every student at Ashcroft High School has a voice.

Senior student leadership council (SLC)

The Senior Student Leadership Council (SLC) is capably led by the school captains, vice captains and prefects. The senior SLC is made up of students from Years 10,11 and 12. Each member of the SLC is involved in a portfolio within the school focusing on one of four areas:

  • Quality teaching: Promoting active participation in teaching and learning by developing students' understanding of the quality teaching framework
  • Student welfare: Developing and co-leading policies, processes and practices of support for students.
  • Global perspectives: Developing students' awareness and promoting active participation in both local and global issues.
  • Healthy schools: Maximising the holistic health and fitness of students through healthy food, relationships and physical activity.

Collectively, the SLC also makes decisions on behalf of the student body, they run fundraising ventures for the school and various charities. They ensure that every student at Ashcroft High School has a voice.

Lunch bunch

At Ashcroft High School we understand that not all students are the same and may not have equal access to lunch. So here at Ashcroft High School we have a program called Lunch Bunch this program provides students without lunch the opportunity to make their own sandwiches.

No students are turned away and this is run during the first half of lunch and is located in the Student Leadership Council room. This program is student run with the oversight of a few staff. If their are any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact the school.

Breakfast club

At Ashcroft High School we understand that students may not have the time to have breakfast in the morning before school. This is why we have a Breakfast Club, a program that runs before school between 7:15am and 8:15am. Here we provide cereals, toast and drinks. No student is turned away. This initiative is student run with the aid and support of a few staff. If there are any questions don't hesitate to contact the school.