Health and Well Being

Infectious illnesses

If your child contracts an infectious illness, they must be excluded from school.

Childhood immunisations

Children should be fully immunised before starting school. On enrolling your child, you must present your child’s immunisation records. If your child is not immunised they will be asked to stay home if another child has contracted a disease. Length will vary on the infectious disease.

No hat, no play policy

In the interests of your child’s health and well-being, our school has a “no hat, no play in the sun” policy which operates for the entire school year.

Dental therapy centre

A free preventative dental service is available at the school to provide continuous dental care for your child and to teach proper care of teeth and gums. The clinic is based at our school in a purpose built facility.

School Psychologist

A school psychologist based in Karratha services our school. The psychologist is available to assist children with educational, emotional or behavioural difficulties. Referrals are managed by the school leadership team in co-ordination with class teachers.

Community Nurse

The school has access to a Community Nurse.  The nurse, when on site, advises on the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, as well as conducting screening sessions (eyesight etc.), immunisation courses and provides specialist health advice to teachers and children.

Children who injure themselves or who fall ill during the course of the school day are initially attended to in the playground or the office.

Parents will be contacted if we believe the child should not remain at school. Parents are asked to ensure that emergency contact numbers are accurately maintained at all times.

Behaviour management

Behaviour and conduct within the school are based upon mutual consideration and respect.

Regulations and rules are kept to a minimum and are introduced on the basis of mutual benefit, protection of the rights of the individual and a genuine concern and desire for the greatest benefit to all.

All classes follow the school’s behaviour management plan which is on display in all rooms.

Children are made aware of their responsibilities towards each other, the staff and the school.  They are encouraged to accept the responsibility and consequences of their behaviour.

Greatest emphasis is placed upon the individual’s  right to be able to attend school knowing that the environment is safe and their interest and ambitions to learn will not be interfered with or disrupted by others.

The school has a Behaviour Management in Schools policy, which states how positive and negative behaviour is managed at school.  It has been endorsed by the School Board and is reviewed on a regular basis.