Student Health


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Contact Details

Your school principal. Click here for school contact details or phone (02) 9561 8000. Queries about individual students should be directed, in the first instance, to the student’s school

For further advice and questions please contact your local educational services team by phoning 131 536

General enquiries about student health contact Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships by phoning (02) 9244 5321


The role of the school community in supporting student health

The material in this section of the website provides advice on a wide range of issues relating to student health in public schools. It is particularly relevant to school staff and parents.


The information is designed to assist in implementing the policy of the Department of Education and Training. For further information see: Student Health in Public Schools: A Summary and Consolidation of Policy.


Details on different topics can be found by following the links from this page.

Why health?

The health of students is relevant to their learning and is important to schools. On health issues, the Department works in partnership with NSW Health.


Principals, staff, parents, health professionals and students all have a role to play in the effective support of students' health needs.

What do schools do to support students' health?

Public schools 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.

Working with NSW Health

Public schools also co-operate with NSW Health on Public Health Issues:

  • for example, assisting with public health campaigns including immunisation
  • responding to public health issues such as disease outbreaks.


The online resource Physical as, launched in 2011, provides information and help for teachers and schools, parents and carers, and healthcare professionals for school-aged children with medical, developmental and psychological conditions.

Physical As Anything

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