It is important that sick children are kept at home for their own comfort as well as the comfort of other children and staff. If a child becomes ill or is injured at school appropriate First Aid will be given and if necessary parents will be notified and asked to take their child home. If emergency treatment is required, parents will be notified immediately and the child will be transferred by ambulance to hospital. In such cases ambulance services and treatment are free. If medicine is to be taken at school it must be given to the First Aid officer at the Front Office with WRITTEN instructions. All students who have an ongoing condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) must have a treatment plan completed by parents and their GP and lodged at the school. Treatment Plan proformas are available from the Front Office.
Information on a child’s health status (e.g. epilepsy, diabetes) should be given at enrolment or upon diagnosis. If the health problem is serious please provide an up-to-date photograph of the child so it can be placed on our Medical Alert board.
All kindergarten children are screened medically each year by a community nursing sister at the school. Parent/guardian consent is obtained and you are encouraged to attend with your child.
Head lice are extremely contagious but easily eradicated. If you find evidence of head lice use a treatment available from the chemist. After treatment your child may return to school. Please let the Front Office know so that others in the class can be reminded to check. More information on head lice can be found online at https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/head-lice, or at the Front Office.
Mobile phones are not to be used by students at school. If students need to have a mobile phone at school for after school purposes they are to leave the mobile phones with the Front Office Staff for safe keeping
Money and Notes to be returned
All money for excursions or other events should be given to the class teacher by the child as soon as they go into class. Money and notes will then be sent in a class bag to the front office for opening and checking. There is also facility for direct deposit banking for each excursion.
The ACT Instrumental Music Program offers 25 places in a brass band in a two year program, Year 5-6. Year 5 students audition for places at the beginning of the school year. The Band receives tuition from a music specialist. The program is supervised at school by a teacher who also takes weekly rehearsal sessions. There is a cost for parents to cover Directorate and school costs.
Flute, recorder, and keyboard tuition is available privately through the P&C.