Wyndham College logo

Wyndham College

Wyndham College

Working together to widen horizons

Telephone02 9208 7100

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

Health and welfare

Managing complex health needs

An individual health care plan is developed by the well-being team for each student with complex health needs. The plan supports students with severe asthma, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis and those at risk of an emergency or requiring the administration of specific health care procedures. Please provide the school with the relevent documentation to help complete a health care plan if your child requires one. 

Allergies

If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy or allergies, it is important that you tell the school as soon as you become aware of it, or if your child's allergy changes. If your child is diagnosed at risk of an anaphylactic reaction an individual health care plan is developed that includes strategies to minimise the risk of a severe allergic reaction.

Infectious diseases

There are many infectious diseases that affect children and young people. Please contact the school immediately if you believe your child has contracted an infectious illness.

Schools and parents should contact their local health network for advice regarding infectious diseases.

Meningococcal

The NSW Health Department would like parents to be aware of the dangers of meningococcal - be aware, not alarmed. 

Click on this link for all the information about what to do if you suspect a students has meningococcal which include: 

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on Precinct grounds. This includes teachers, parents, students and visitors to all institutions located on the Precinct.

There is a no smoking policy applying on all excursions or any occasion where students are representing the college off campus. 

Please speak to a member of the well-being team if you need help to quit smoking. or call the quitline on 12 7848


Managing student welfare

Student welfare is of major importance at Wyndam College and we endeavor to provide an environment that is safe and supportive for all. Please contact the Well-being team for support.

Security

The Precinct employs a private security firm to guard the grounds and are located in the guard house at the entrance to the Precinct. To contact campus security please phone 02 9852 4001.

Security of classrooms, storerooms and buildings are the responsibility of individual teachers. Classrooms are locked at the conclusion of each lesson. Executive staff have been trained in the use of the alarm system.

Legal Aid

There is a free civil law clinic at High Street Youth Health Service in Harris Park provided by Legal Aid NSW. Please refer to the Legal Aid NSW Law check-up for young people – it’s a guide to assist with identifying if a student or family has any civil law matters and could benefit from seeking legal advice or referral.

Contact High Street Youth Health Service on 8860 2500 for further information or to make an appointment.

Mental Health

Mental health issues are often a significant cause of student absence from school, particularly in Years 11 and 12 as the HSC workload increases.

Our well-being team supports students by developing an individualised welfare plan that helps to manage conditions such as anxiety, depression, self harm, phobias, grief, trauma, stress and other issues.

Health promotion and mental ill-health prevention strategies may help build resilience and advance students’ knowledge and development of strategies for managing and improving their mental health.

Quick Links

  • Beyond Blue - support with anxiety, depression and suicide prevention 
  • Reachout -  helps under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times
  • Kidshelpline - free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
  • Headspace - centres around Australia can help with mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study. Visits are free and confidential.
  • Child Safety Handbook - NSW Police Legacy produced this resource emphasising prevention.