Kelso Public School

Success Excellence Opportunity Belonging

Telephone02 6331 1577

Emailkelso-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.

Sick or injured children

Children need to be healthy and feel good to make the best progress at school.

Students who become unwell or injured while at school are given an orange sickbay slip and are able to visit the sick bay where a First Aid trained staff member will assess and care for your child until they are well enough to return to regular activities or are collected by parents or carers.

In the event your child is not well enough to return to class please provide up to date contact details and phone numbers as sick or injured children can become very upset if parents or carers are unable to be called to collect them.

For further information on infectious diseases and recommended times of absence please see the NSW Health website.

Medication at school

It is essential that school is aware of student's medical conditions and is updated with any changes as known from your child's doctor or specialist promptly so care plans can be kept current.

If a child is to be medicated at school appropriate paper work needs to be completed and all medication needs to be clearly labelled with the child's name, dosage and date.

For children who are medicated at school on a regular basis medication must be provided in a Webster Pack which can be purchased from the chemist.

Anaphylaxis

Some students at Kelso Public School can have severe anaphylactic reactions to products containing nuts. For this reason we promote a nut free zone. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

Healthy eating

We promote healthy eating by having two great programs in place.

Breakfast club

With the assistance of wonderful volunteers Breakfast Club is a long standing program that provides a healthy breakfast, toast and warm milk for students Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30am until school begins.

Fruit break

With a strong focus on children's overall health a fruit break is programmed into each day with children bringing a piece of fruit or vegetable to enjoy mid-morning which provides energy for further learning and encourages healthy eating.

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.

Peer Support Program

Our Peer Support Program involves all students in the school. Year six students are trained as Peer Support Leaders. They learn to lead a group of students through activities based around developing skills in critical thinking, empathy, conflict resolution, assertiveness and building relationships.