We are proud of Arthur Phillip High School – we are a vibrant multicultural school of over 1400 students in which young people from all backgrounds learn together in harmony.
I am grateful to the whole school community for their support during the first week of Term 4. When talking to your wonderful sons and daughters, I am continually astounded by the maturity and resilience they demonstrate when discussing how they feel about the tragic event of the school holidays.
Arthur Phillip High School has offered its sincere condolences to the family, friends of work colleagues of Mr Curtis Cheng, who was murdered in Parramatta on October 2.
I continue to reassure parents NSW Police have advised the school that there is no ongoing threat to students or staff from events following Mr Cheng’s death.
School counsellors continue to be available for all students, as required, today and in the future. Some children may prefer to talk to someone they don’t know about how they are feeling. Potential sources of free, anonymous and confidential support for your children include:
If parents or caregivers would like to discuss any issues related to their child, I encourage them to contact the school on 9635 8638 to speak to either myself or one of the Deputy Principals.
Given that the safety and security of students is our school’s absolute priority, I can assure you that any student acting in a violent or anti-social way will be immediately dealt with under the Department of Education’s strict discipline policy, which can include expulsion.
Finally I would like to repeat my thanks to parents, caregivers and the wider school community for their wonderful support of the school at such a difficult time.
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At Arthur Phillip High School student safety, wellbeing and support is our highest priority at all times. Over the weekend media has reported on the tragic death of a police worker and the involvement of an Arthur Phillip High School student. NSW Police have advised the school that there is no ongoing threat as a result of last Friday’s tragic event.
I would like to reassure the whole Arthur Phillip High School community that the school continues to be in close liaison with the Department of Education and the NSW Police to uphold our exemplary levels of student safety and student wellbeing.
Our school counsellors are available for all students, if required, today or in the future.
Some children may prefer to talk to someone they don’t know about how they are feeling. Potential sources of free, anonymous and confidential support for your children include:
The school appreciates the wonderfully warm and resolute support from parents and the broader school community at this difficult time. If parents or caregivers would like to discuss any issues related to their child I would encourage them to contact the school on 9635 8638.
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