Wellbeing & Safety

Accidents/Emergency Treatment

Accidents sometimes occur in the school ground and emergency treatment is required.  Parents should make sure that the school file is kept up to date with –

  1. Parents name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Name and Phone Number of Doctor
  5. Another emergency contact

Should any specific medical condition arise the school should be advised at once.

Medication

All medication brought to school by children must be taken to their classroom teacher on arrival at school.  The medication, of any kind, will be stored in a locked cupboard and administered by the classroom aide or teacher when required.  It should be packed in a container of some kind and have the name of the child and the dosage required together with the time to be given.

Contagious Diseases

School exclusion chart click here.
Please notify the school as soon as possible if your child contracts a contagious disease.

Personal Hygiene

Parents are requested to ensure children attend school in a clean condition, both bodily and in underclothing worn.  Children who are not personally clean are caused embarrassment and unhappiness when rejected by their classmates.

School Nurse

The School Nurse visits the school each year.  All Prep children are screened during Term 1 and students referred by teachers are also seen on these visits.
Parents are notified in the weeks prior to the visit and are requested to complete a permission form.

School Psychologist

Counselling is available to students who are experiencing social, emotional or physical problems which affect their learning.
Teachers or parents can initiate referral through the Principal or Assistant Principal.  Signed parent permission is gained prior to counselling.

Speech Therapist

This is available for children in need.  Parents with concerns are welcome to discuss these with the class teacher or Principal who can then make the necessary referral.

Travel to School

School Crossings are supervised each day from 8:25 – 9:05 a.m. and from 3:25 – 3:50 p.m.

Bicycle helmets must be worn.  Children in years Prep to 3 should not ride to school without supervision.  No bicycles are to be ridden in Lyons Street between 3:25 and 3:45 p.m.  Bicycles are not to be ridden in the school grounds or in Murray Street.  Children under 12 are permitted to ride on footpaths but must not endanger pedestrians.

Picking up children
Please obey the parking signs displayed in Lyons and Murray Streets.  Avoid double parking.  If you park on the North side of Lyons Street please remind your child to use the crossing to get to your car.  Whenever possible collect children from the kerb on the school side of Lyons or Polwarth Street.

Buses
Government funded buses convey country students to their nearest school free of charge.  Students who don’t attend their nearest school are charged a fee.  Colac Secondary College ~ Hearn Street Campus administers bus transport in our district.  ‘Application to travel on a bus’ forms are available from our office.  A town bus is available for students.  The fare is $1.00 each per trip.