Parramatta North Public School

Quality teaching in a caring environment

Telephone02 9630 1768

Emailparramattn-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

Health care plans

Parents of students with conditions which require regular medication or monitoring should ensure that the school is aware of the child's condition and that appropriate arrangements are made for the administration of medication.  Parents will be asked to complete a health care plan sheet which is available from the school office.  If your child needs to bring medication to school it must be handed in at the office with written instructions relating to dosage, administration time, etc.  The exception to this rule relates to asthma puffers which should be with the child at all times to ensure ready access when needed. Parental permission must be provided for schools to adminster any medication.

Immunisation

By law an immunisation history statement is required to be presented at enrolment. This certificate is available by calling the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809. If a parent has a record of vaccines provided overseas, they should consult a local doctor who can assess whether the child needs additional vaccines.

This student, along with any students whose parent(s) has/have failed to provide an immunisation statement may be excluded from school should there be an incident of a vaccine preventable disease, example, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertusses (Whooping Cough), Poliomyelitis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles). Please check the Department of Health Website Immunisation Information.

In case of illness and injury at school

We administer first aid and contact parents immediately if a student is seriously ill or injured. If we are unable to contact parents or emergency contacts we will arrange medical treatment as required. This is likely to be ambulance transport to the nearest suitable hospital.

Please do not send students to school if they are ill. If you are not sure whether they are genuinely sick or just suffering "schoolitis", discuss the situation with the class teacher or a member of the school executive staff.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

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

Student leadership

Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.

Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools, visit Student voice and leadership.