Safety

Transport to and from School

If your child is walking to and from school, it is advisable to walk with her or him several times, pointing out dangers and safest places to cross the road. Talk about basic road rules and the dangers of accepting rides.

If you intend to pick up your child every day or occasionally, make sure she or he understands what to do if you are late.

Bike riding to school under 8 years unsupervised is NOT permitted. Please warn your child about:
  • Loitering to and from school.
  • Visiting friends without your permission.
  • Children are not to go anywhere without  the permission of parents.

First Aid Treatment - Sickness

Should a child suffer an accident at School, they will be attended to, and if it is felt that a Doctor’s advice is necessary then the parent will be contacted immediately. If children become ill at school, the parents will be notified to come and take them home. All staff have current first aid certificates.

Class Trips, Visits and Camps

As part of the class programme, day visits or in some cases overnight camps are undertaken by classes. These are a valuable extension of the class programme and involve a large amount of work and organisation. Our school has a policy which states the adult to child ratio for a variety of activities. Parent support is essential in these circumstances and encouraged. On occasions there may need to be a ballot to decide which parents can travel/assist the school.

School Closure

Occasionally the school may have to close due to unforeseen circumstances. If children need to go home early you will be contacted by phone. Please refer to the school's Facebook page, Website or your email inbox for any up to date information. Please avoid calling the school unless urgent so we can keep the line open for contacting emergency services, civil defence or the Ministry of Education.

Notification of Infectious Diseases

Please inform the office if your child has an infectious disease. There is a list of the most common diseases in the school office.

Taking Children Early

It is sometimes necessary for parents to take children from school during school hours. Please advise the class teacher and school office when the child is leaving as this will save much confusion and worry as to the child’s whereabouts.

Regular Medication

If for some reason your child requires regular medication, please contact the school. You will be required to complete a Request to Administer Medication form. Please provide the medication in a labelled container with the necessary instructions for use. This will be kept in a locked cupboard in the school office.