Current participating school watch schools
Neighbourhood Watch Tweed Valley has for many years had an interest in the possibility of forming a School Watch program. April 2008 the first meetings commenced with NHW representatives, School Principal, and members of the local Police Force. The conclusion of these early meetings was to go ahead with the plan. The school that was chosen was Banora Point High with a student base of around six hundred. One of our main interests is to give a voice to the youth that live in the area.
It is planned that two students that are chosen by the Principal or teacher, attend our Combined NHW Group meetings, and discuss youth concerns, and where they see NHW can be supportive.
It is our intention during 2013 to be more pro active in this NHW initiative and seek a higher profile for School Watch.
A NEW SCHOOL WATCH AT THE VILLAGE OF UKI
Neighbourhood Watch Tweed Valley is pleased to advise that Uki Public School is now part of the SCHOOL WATCH program initiated by the Tweed Valley Neighbourhood Watch.
Recently the launch of School Watch took place at Uki Public School with great support from the School Principal the P&C, Chairman of the Uki and District Residents Association, Crime Prevention Officer, School Liaison Officer, Teachers, Students, and Neighbourhood Watch Members.
ANOTHER SCHOOL WATCH LAUNCHED AT TYALGUM
Tyalgum Public School has been our latest launch of School Watch. November 2012 saw the Combined Groups NHW alongside the local Neighbourhood Watch Group at Tyalgum bring the school into the School Watch Programme. The local students, teachers, P&C, Local Member Thomas George, plus representatives from the police and TSC were in attendance. This was a great event that will assist the school, students, teachers, and the community as a whole. Congratulations to Tyalgum Public School.
Keeping Kids Safe
If a parent says to a child “Police will take you away if you are naughty” the child will not trust or confide in Police when something has happened and will not approach Police if lost .
Police run a program in primary schools which aims to help children identify the safe adults in their community, as well as safe places to go when they are lost, feeling unsafe or frightened or are in danger. Other goals include enabling children to develop their own personal safety strategies, to respect their bodies and their personal space, and to feel empowered with the ability to say NO and seek help when they feel unsafe or unsure and to have the confidence to tell a trusted adult if they are being harmed in any way.
Please help spread this very important message to your children that Police are friends and are there to help.