Student Welfare

2.1 BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT

At the beginning of each year the negotiated Class Rules and Playground Rules based around our values of ‘Doing the Right Thing, Working Together, Aspiring Higher and Connecting with the Community’ will be sent home. Parents are asked to discuss these rules with their children and support them. The school has high expectations of student behaviour.

Every effort is made to reinforce positive behaviour and modify inappropriate behaviour. To achieve this, parent cooperation is vital. As students will participate in making the rules, they will be very familiar with them. Students are expected to follow the rules and will understand the consequences that breaches of the rules will bring. When a serious breach of discipline occurs, parents can expect to be involved in its resolution.

A fair and consistent Student Behaviour Management Plan exists and all staff have been trained in the use of Restorative Practices. This process encourages students to take responsibility for their actions and to work through the issues that have arisen from these actions. A counselling process is used to help students identify the issues and discuss how to ensure the behaviour is not repeated.

 

2.2 ATTENDANCE

There is a direct link between attendance and achievement.

If students miss the basic skills in the early years of schooling they often experience learning difficulties later on. Children need to attend school regularly to make the most of the educational opportunities available to them.

It has been shown that poor patterns of attendance in the early years can lead to poor patterns of attendance throughout the school years.

Poor attendance makes it difficult for students to form positive friendships with their peers.

Student Attendance

2.3 HEALTH

Health Information

The school needs to know if your child suffers from a medical condition eg. Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy or if he/she is allergic to anything such as nuts, stings etc. Each child with an ongoing medical condition eg. Asthma, ADHD, Epilepsy, severe allergic reactions and long-term seasonal medical conditions such as Hay Fever require a Medical Condition Management Plan to be formulated by a doctor in consultation with parents.Copies of Medical Management Plans will be kept with medication.Medication delivery devices eg: Asthma nebuliser pumps and spacers are to be provided by parents.

Medication

If student medication is required to be administered at school, a Medication Authority Form must be completed. These can be collected from the school office. Medications must be in original containers, clearly named and labelled with exact dosage requirements and will be stored in the school’s sick bay..

Infectious Diseases

As infectious diseases spread quickly, a child must be excluded from school for the period mentioned or until a medical certificate is provided.

Chickenpox Until all blisters have dried

Note: Some remaining scabs are not an indication for continued exclusion.

Conjunctivitis Excluded until discharge from eyes has ceased
Diarrhoea Exclude until there has not been a loose bowel motion for 24 hours
Impetigo
(School Sores)
Exclude until appropriate treatment has commenced
Measles Until fully recovered.
Pediculosis(Head Lice) Excluded until the day after treatment has commenced
Pertussis
(Whooping Cough)
5 days after starting antibiotics treatment.
Ringworm, Scabies Exclude until the day after appropriate treatment has commenced
Rubella
(German Measles)
Until fully recovered and at least four days from the onset of the rash.
Streptococcal
(Including Scarlet Fever)
Excluded until child has had antibiotics for at least 24 hours. Until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.
Worms Exclude until there has not been a loose bowel motion for 24 hours

Infections

If your child has an infectious disease, such as Scarlet Fever, Meningococcal Infection, Tuberculosis, Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever, please phone the school so that other parents may be informed (confidentially, of course).

2.4 CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNISATION

Prior to entry to school, the parent/guardian of a child is required to provide a certificate of immunisation issued by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register and can be obtained from Medicare.

If an outbreak of an infectious disease occurs at the school, children who have not been immunised, or their immunisation is incomplete, will be sent home until the danger has passed.

2.5 FAMILY COURT ORDERS

Copies of all Family Court Orders are required for all students who have custody and access arrangements as negotiated legally within the Family Law Court. The school can only act on these orders as literally presented. The school acts on behalf of the child according to legal, written documentation.