Lambton High School

Light The Way

Telephone02 49 523977

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

Supporting our students

All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.

Aboriginal student support

We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Aboriginal education

There are currently 43 students at Lambton High School who identify as Aboriginal. We are pleased that a significant number of these students perform at or above the academic levels of our non-Indigenous students.

Programs and initiatives

At Lambton High School we have:

  • Implemented the Norta Norta program to provide targeted learning support for Aboriginal students.
  • Developed Personalised Learning Plans through the partnership of teachers, students and parents at a ‘Yarn Up’. These plans included goals and aspirations for Aboriginal students and were used to target appropriate assistance and resources. MGoals is utilised to record and monitor goals.
  • Implemented a Junior Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) for aspiring aboriginal leaders.
  • Cross-referenced junior programs  with the syllabus to ensure that the mandatory Aboriginal perspectives are explicitly programmed.
  • Constructed a Bushtucker Garden with totum poles.
  • Implemented Aboriginal students learning Welcome to Country in Awabakal language.
  • Vocal Ensemble sings national anthem in Awabakal language.
  • Organised a Wollotuka University of Newcastle visit for our Aboriginal students.
  • Participated in Bro speak program which takes boys to Walk a Mile Kori Style.
  • Staff representation on Muloobinba AECG and Regional AECG.
  • Hosted Muloobinbah AECG meetings.
  • Staff trained in 8 ways of learning framework.

We have developed a strong partnership with the the Muloobinbah AECG and ensured their involvement in school programs, merit selection panels and spending priorities.

For more information, download the 2018 Abstudy guide (PDF 396.3KB).

Multicultural education

Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity. We aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive learning environment that benefits all students.

Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.

The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.

The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.

For more information, see:

Supporting English language learners

Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

For more information, see: EAL/D education.

Supporting refugee students

Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.

For more information, see: Supporting refugee students.

Learning support

The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.

The team:

  • supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
  • facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
  • coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
  • designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
  • develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers as well as other professionals and the wider school community.

For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs, visit Disability, learning and support

Anti-bullying

Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.

The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It provides information related to online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.

For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools, see the department’s Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy.

For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools, see: