Hoxton Park Public School

Excellence, Innovation, Opportunity, Success

Telephone02 9607 0005

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

Student health and safety

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.

Following the incident on 17 September at Southern Cross University – Lismore Campus, we would like to share Headspace’s mental health support resource (PDF 100.52KB) for students, teachers and school staff.

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

Immunisation

Students enrolling in Kindergarten should present an immunisation certificate. These certificates are issued by doctors, the chief health officer of local councils, medical officers of health at the nearest public health unit, or community health staff.

Students enrolling without an immunisation certificate are deemed to be not immunised.

Medical information

All medication must be presented to the office before school. A note must accompany it stating the dose and exact time (for example; before or after lunch). Medication must be prescribed. If it is needed 3 times a day, endeavour to administer before school, after school and at bedtime. If capsules are to be given, please just send one. Medicine such as Ventolin or Rotohalers must be kept in the office, as a general rule.

Sick children

When students become sick at school, they either recover quickly after a short rest in sick bay or parents are contacted and requested to collect the child from school. It is for this reason that accurate emergency contact numbers are important.

If your child contracts one of the many contagious childhood diseases, the school must be notified immediately and a clearance certificate from a doctor must be presented before the student recommences class.

If your child is sick, the best place for him/her is at home with your personal attention.