We are a Sun Safe School and offer a variety of sheltered play options for our students, however, school hats are compulsory. Students who do not have their school hat cannot go into the sun and must sit out of play in a designated area. The school’s policy is ‘no hat, no play.’ We do have numerous water bubblers but we also ask parents to ensure that their child brings a labelled water bottle each day to maintain hydration, especially during sport and extremely hot days.
Sickness and Accident
In the case of minor accidents, suitable first aid will be administered by the school’s First Aid Officers. In the event of serious injury, appropriate medical assistance is sought and parents will be immediately contacted.
Parents are requested to keep children home if they are presenting with any cold/flu like symptoms or when they are experiencing sickness.
Should a child become ill at school, parents will be contacted and requested to pick up the child. No sick child is sent home unless a parent/carer or other authorised adult comes to collect the child from school.
The school should be contacted in the case of a confirmed infectious disease or prolonged absence. Some common conditions experienced by children are subject to an exclusion period before returning to school. The Queensland Health ‘Time Out’ poster can be viewed here.
If medication is required to be taken at school, the Administration of Medication form needs to be completed at the school office and the medication stored safely there. The medication must be supplied in the original container with the chemist’s label to show the nature of the medication and dosage. Please note that Panadol and other analgesics are not able to be administered by staff unless prescribed by a doctor and the doctor’s instructions are present, and the packaging is labelled by the chemist. No medication is to be given to students to keep in their bags. All medication must be stored securely in the school office, with the exception of epi-pens which are kept in the student’s classroom. All medication must be replaced once it reaches its use by date.
If your child has a medical condition, parents are required to supply the school with an up to date medical action plan signed by their doctor.
We ask that you have an awareness of food allergies (nut, egg, etc) and also ask that you speak to your children and let them know that we do not allow any sharing of food for this reason. We also have some students with pet allergies, therefore we ask that you refrain from bringing pets into the school grounds without prior consent from the Principal.
Outbreaks of head lice are common in children within school environments. We ask that parents ensure their child wears their own school hat at all times. Please remain vigilant by checking your child’s hair for signs and symptoms of head lice. If your child is suspected of having head lice, the school office will contact you and ask that you attend to their immediate treatment. More information on how to treat head lice can be found here.
The school has procedures in place for different emergencies that may arise. Drills are practiced once per term.
- Lock Down Procedures are used in situations involving dangerous intruders or other emergencies that may result in harm to persons inside the school.
- Evacuation Procedures are for any situation requiring the evacuation of school buildings (i.e. fire, bomb threat).
Our school has measures in place to limit access to various online content whilst students are on the school’s network. This does not guarantee that inappropriate material will not be accessed. We educate our students about protocols and expectations regarding internet access and cyber safety and what to do if they come across inappropriate material. It is also expected that all terms and conditions of social media are followed and respected.