Carlingford West Public School

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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.

Student Health

If your child is diagnosed at risk of an anaphylactic reaction a ASCIA action plan is developed by your child's specialist or G.P. This outlines the care that needs to occur if your child has a severe allergic reaction. An updated ASCIA action plan and prescribed medication needs to be submitted to the school office.

If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy or allergies, it is important that you inform the front office as soon as you become aware of it. You will need to supply the school with an allergy plan and medication if required. 

An asthma care plan and relevant asthma medication will need to be submitted to the front office if your child has asthma. If your child has sever or frequent asthma you will also be asked to complete an Individual Health Care Plan as well as the asthma care plan.

Prescribed medication
If your child is being prescribed medication that needs to be taken during the day, please take the medication to the front office, where you will be given a form to fill out giving the school permission to administer the medication. Your child should not keep any form of medication on them. Please read the important information about pre scribed medications at school.

Infectious diseases
There are many infectious diseases that affect children and young people. Schools and parents should contact their local health network for advice regarding infectious diseases.

We support the immunisation of students, before they enter Kindergarten, to protect them against outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Head lice
Head lice outbreaks sometimes occur at school. If your child has head lice please treat your child and inform us. Daily combing of dry hair with conditioner can get rid of head lice. You should continue to send your child to school. Head lice information in community languages.

Healthy eating at school
Healthy food keeps children alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need each day. Our school canteen provides a healthy, nutritious canteen menu in line with the Fresh Tastes NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. If your child brings their own lunch to school you can help by packing food that is interesting and nutritious. See lunch box ideas.

Sun safety
Our school takes sun safety seriously. Children learn about how to protect themselves from the sun's damaging UV rays, and our school implements a range of sun protection strategies. Sun sense information in community languages.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning – 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.