All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.
The learning and support faculty
The Learning and Support Faculty consists of specialist teachers and School Learning Support Officers whose main function is to assist students with their individual learning needs.
The Learning and Support Teachers work predominantly in a team teaching role within classrooms to implement programs and differentiate resources for students with individual/special needs.
Our team teachers provide knowledge and experience in adjusting tasks to make them more accessible to our students.
The faculty facilitates and co-ordinates a whole school approach to meeting students’ individual learning needs. Members of the faculty provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the well-being and learning of the students in our care.
The Learning Support Team at Auburn Girls High School meets each week to discuss and monitor students’ referrals and progress and to provide additional learning support when required.
Similarly, the team is committed to working with all parents and community members in developing individual learning plans for students with identified needs.
In addition and where required, the faculty also works with a wide range of external agencies and specialists in order to best provide for the learning needs of the students.
Silvia Kinloch - Head Teacher
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, as well as 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.
Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity and aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive 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 refer to:
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 refer to: 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 refer to: Supporting refugee students.
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.
- 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.
Data on school students with disability
The annual Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) collects information about Australian school students who receive an adjustment to address disability.
View more information about the NCCD.
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 helps to identify, prevent and respond effectively to student bullying, including online bullying. It provides information about 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 refer to the department’s Bullying of Students – Prevention and Response Policy.
For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools refer to:
Auburn Girls High School reviews its Anti-Bullying Plan annually. The 2023 plan is available here:
Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.
Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.
Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.
For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools visit Student voice and leadership.
Auburn Girls High School is a centre of excellence in girls’ education. We are committed to empowering our young women to achieve their personal best and be the best version of themselves. Our motto is “Learn Lead Succeed”.
As a school leader, students serve as ambassadors representing the School at school and community events. Leadership is about a passion to represent and serve others and ensure their voices are heard. Student Leaders participate in decision-making and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. Students in leadership positions can have a real impact on their learning and school environment and leadership roles prepare students to participate meaningfully in their community.
Leadership roles develop students’ ability to communicate clearly, cultivate their resilience, forming compassion and empathy for others and working with others as a cohesive team with integrity and diligence.
There are many formal and informal leadership opportunities available and girls are encouraged to apply.
Formal Leadership opportunities include:
· Student Representative Council Years 7-12
· Year 11 Junior Prefects
· Year 12 Student Leadership Team
Informal Leadership opportunities include:
· involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects
Auburn Girls High School develops strong and courageous young women as school leaders with the skills and confidence to take their place as the leaders of tomorrow in society.
Each new Student Leadership Team is elected and inducted in Term 3 to commence their representative roles until Term 3 the following year.