Carlingford Public School

Telephone02 9871 6983

Email carlingfor-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student health and safety

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.

We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:

For more information, visit the student wellbeing section of the department’s website.

Like all NSW public schools, we promote the healthy development of students through:

  • school programs and practices that protect and promote health and safety
  • supporting individual students who need help with health issues
  • providing first aid and temporary care of students who become unwell or who have an accident at school.

Student wellbeing

Like all NSW public schools, we provide safe learning and teaching environments to encourage healthy, happy, successful and productive students.

The department is committed to creating quality learning opportunities for children and young people. These opportunities support wellbeing through positive and respectful relationships and fostering a sense of belonging to the school and community.

The Wellbeing Framework for Schools helps schools support the cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of students and allows them to connect, succeed and thrive throughout their education.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) – a whole-school approach for creating a positive, safe and supportive school climate where students can learn and develop. Our whole school community works together to establish expected behaviours and teach them to all students.

Student leadership

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.

Accidents/sick children

For your child’s welfare and safety this information needs to be kept up to date.  Therefore, if any of these details alter during the year, we ask parents to supply current contact information to the school office as parents are asked to update their contact details in Sentral.

Injured or sick children are kept under observation until parent/medical advice is obtained. The school has ambulance insurance and an ambulance will be called if the Principal or parents feel this is warranted.

Medication

Request for support a schol of a student's health condition

Medication required during school hours must be left at the school office where school staff will administer it. It must not be kept in school bags (except asthma medication about which you have previously advised the office). A ‘Medication Request’ (attached above) form should be filled in for all prescription and non-prescription medication.

Medication must be in the original medication container.  Parents/Caregivers are responsible for transporting medication to and from the school office.  Students are not permitted to transport medication.

Ongoing medication

Regular, ongoing medication requires completion of a form, available from the office, detailing administration of the medication.

Short term medication

A single dose of the medication/tablet should be sent in an unbreakable container, clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. This must be accompanied by the Medication Request form, found on the school website. Parents need to include explicit instructions as to the dosage and time to be administered.

Asthma

When the school is notified by a parent that their child suffers from asthma, an Asthma Action Plan will be given to parents to complete and return to school. Students are permitted to keep their own asthma medication with them by arrangement with the school office. If your child does carry their asthma medication, they will be responsible for taking their medication on all excursions and activities. Where adult supervision is required when taking asthma medication, the school must be provided with a spacer and their child’s medication labelled with their child’s full name to the school office. Staff will then assist with the administration of the asthma medication when required.

Allergies

When the school is notified by parents that their child has an allergy, documentation will be given to parents to complete and return to school. Depending on the severity of the allergy, a meeting may be required between parents and staff to discuss and complete additional requirements.

Health care plans

Health care plans are required for students who have a diagnosed medical condition that may require assistance from staff members. Forms and information is available from the school office.