Student Safety/First Aid

The school maintains an appropriate number of first aid trained staff to meet the level of care required for students. If your child requires medication throughout the school day, please obtain the appropriate form from the School Office, which should be completed and left with the medication to ensure your instructions are followed. (Diabetes kits, asthma, anaphylaxis and allergy medications will be kept in first aid.) The sick bay, first aid supplies and the administration of medication is co-ordinated by our trained staff. If your child is unwell or is injured enough to warrant going home, the School First Aid staff will notify you. It is very important that your contact details are accurate. All head and neck injuries will warrant the school notifying you by phone.

So that incidents/accidents and injuries may be avoided:

  • Children will not be permitted to leave the school grounds during school hours unless they are collected by a responsible person, nominated by the parents, who first signs the collection register.
  • Children should come directly to school and return directly to their homes after school.
  • Road safety rules will form a part of the Health and Physical Education program in addition to general safety rules.
  • It is important that children crossing local roads use the identified and manned school crossings.
  • In order to avoid accidents keep well clear of the school crossing when dropping off or picking up children by car.
  • Children who ride bikes to school must wear an approved safety helmet.
  • Bikes, scooters and skateboards are not to be ridden in the school grounds at any time.
  • In the event of a child becoming ill, parents or their nominated representative will be contacted.
  • In the case of serious injury, every effort will be made to advise parents. We will obtain medical attention if the situation is urgent.
  • Parents are advised to consider the need for ambulance cover for their families, as ambulances will be used in cases of serious illness or injury. Private student accident insurance is also worth considering as this is not covered by the Education Department.
  • Children know their full name, address and phone number.
  • All the emergency contact details in the school office are kept up to date.