Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy
We are committed to supporting every learner every day. We have a responsibility to provide you with the tools you need to live a fulfilling and productive life. Positive wellbeing is a vital part of this.
To find out more about the work we’re doing to enhance student wellbeing, visit Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy.
Food in Schools
We support the learning and delivery of healthy food options in our schools.
The initiatives and programs below work with schools to support a whole school approach to eating well.
Move Well Eat Well
Move Well Eat Well supports the healthy development of children and young people. It promotes physical activity and healthy eating as a normal part of every day.
Schools are encouraged to become accredited as a Move Well Eat Well school.
School Food Matters
School Food Matters supports school communities to promote and provide food that is:
- locally sourced, where possible
- prepared by the school.
24 Carrot Gardens Project
The 24 Carrot Gardens Project builds gardens in schools and communities where children learn to grow, cook and eat healthy produce.
This program aligns with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. It offers fun learning activities in the fields of art, science, sustainability and culinary art.
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation aims to deliver pleasurable food education to children and young people.
Pleasurable food education is a fun, hands-on approach to teaching children and young people about fresh, seasonal, delicious food so they form positive food habits for life.
Delivered through a kitchen garden program, pleasurable food education has an array of health, wellbeing, education and community benefits.
We believe that you deserve to learn in a safe, supportive and respectful school community. This includes participating safely online.
Head Lice in Schools
While at school, you may come into contact with head lice. The information contained here will help you treat and control head lice. The Department for Education, Children and Young People provides an Infosheet for schools and communities.
The Department for Education, Children and Young People provides valuable information and guidance in Tasmanian Government schools.
- Infectious Diseases– Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
- Whooping Cough– Information Sheet
Safeguarding Children and Young People
We are committed to safeguarding the rights of all children and young people to have an education, to be heard and to be kept safe from harm. Learn more on the Safeguarding Children and Young People page.
Support for Student Carers
Student Carers or Young Carers are young people who have caring responsibilities. They may help care for someone who has a disability, mental illness or chronic illness, or who is frail and aged. This could be:
- a parent
- a brother or sister
- their own child
- a grandparent or other relative
- a friend
For more information visit the Support for Students with Carer Responsibilities page.
Health and Wellbeing Documents
- Specific Health Issues Procedures (PDF, 675KB)