Botany Public School

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Telephone02 9316 8889

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.

Supervision prior to 8:30am

Parents are advised that the school playground is unsupervised prior to 8:30am. Students should not arrive at school before this time. Students are asked to stay seated in the courtyard until the teachers are on duty.

Students who have not been picked up by 3:05pm will be taken to the school office where they can wait until a parent or carer arrives to collect them. 

Students arriving late to school 

We understand that sometimes children need to arrive late to school due to specialist appointments, etc, however, no student is allowed to sign themselves in. To ensure their safe arrival at school, a parent must accompany them if they are arriving anytime after 9:00am. Should your child arrive unescorted after this time, you will be contacted and your child will remain in the school office until you return to sign them in.

Please do not drop your child at the gate after this time. 


Any adult entering the school during school hours must report to the administration office and record their name and purpose of the visit in the visitor’s book. They will be required to wear a visitor’s badge while on the premises and to sign out on departure. Visitors will only be permitted to enter the school if they are on school business or by invitation from the school.