Forbes High School

Education for a Better Quality of Life

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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 – 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.

Forbes High School values

At Forbes High School we value being.....

  • HONEST and

PABLO the platypus is our school PBL mascot!

Pablo PBL

What is PBL?

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an evidence-based whole school process to improve learning outcomes for all students. Forbes High School aims to provide a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) environment for all students at our school.

PBL purpose

The purpose of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is to:

  • Address the diverse academic and social needs of every student to support them to be successful;
  • Support students in early childhood settings through to senior years of schooling;
  • Enable our  school to establish  a continuum of supports that are intensified to meet the needs of every student;
  • Ensure it is team driven, using a problem solving approach (data, systems and practices) that engages students, parents and all school staff;
  • Establish positive social expectations for all in the school community; and
  • Provide a framework for the school and its community to collectively support the wellbeing of every student.

School Matrix

Forbes High School ensures that all students and staff understand and are aware of our expectations and values whilst at school.

Our school matrix sets out clear expectations for students to follow, which helps to support a positive learning environment for all.

Please click on the following link to access the school matrix FHS Matrix (PDF 207KB)                                           

Classroom expectations

Our school community is supported with classroom expectations to ensure all learning environments at Forbes High School have consistent and positive teaching and learning environments for our students and teachers everyday.

All students and staff are provided with our classroom expectations to ensure all of our school community continue to display our school values of being Responsible, Respectful, Honest and Doing your Best!

Please click on the following link to access our classroom expectations. Classroom expectations(PDF 1261KB)

Acknowledgment program

Forbes High School values the positive approach to learning students undertake on a daily basis. As part of our school approach to Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) we have an acknowledgement program to recognise and reward the academic achievement, school participation and positive learning students display everyday in our school.

This program is aimed to ensure that all students regardless of skill or ability have the potential to be publicly acknowledged and recognised for sustained effort in student behaviour and social skills. 

Students are acknowledged through a variety of ways. These include;

  1. Weekly- Canteen voucher purple slips awarded to students weekly.

  2. Each term- Winners are drawn at the need of each term and are acknowledged and rewarded.
  3. Semester recognition- This occurs twice a year as a whole group reward and acknowledgement.