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Health & Wellbeing

The school will work with parents to identify and manage student health care needs and medications. It is essential for your child's protection that we are fully aware of any health care needs, medical conditions and medication requirements. 

On enrolment, parents are required to complete a student health care summary form. This provides an overview of your child’s health care needs and information for use in an emergency.  Provide a copy of your child’s immunisation history statement and complete any specific health care plans relating to your child’s medical conditions or needs.

Medical Conditions

Students who have a medical condition and need health care support must have a management and emergency response action plan. Please inform the school if your child has a medical condition, eg allergies (mild to anaphylaxis), diabetes, ADHD, seizures or asthma.  

Please:

  • Complete and return any health care forms and/or medical action plans, as soon as possible
  • Supply necessary medications required and ensure it is clearly labelled with the child’s name, in original packaging with the name of the medication, expiration date and required dosage.
  • Be clear about which foods, insect bites, stings or other allergens that trigger an allergic reaction in your child.
  • Asthma and anaphylaxis action plans need to be completed and signed by a doctor.

The school can provide parents with specific health care plan forms for a range of medical conditions.

If your child’s health needs change parents are to advise the school as soon as possible to implement and assist the school with planning and responding to student health care needs and emergencies.

The school will provide the necessary support, staff training, appropriate storage for medications and monitor and review health care plans and action plans annually.

Medications

Parents are responsible for providing medications (EpiPens, Ventolin) to the school for a student's medical condition.  Medications cannot be administered to any student without written permission from parents.

All medication provided to the school must be clearly labelled with the student's name, name of medication to be administered and frequency/dosage.  Medications will be stored securely by the school. 

Students requiring short term administering of any medication (antibiotics, Panadol) need to complete an Administration of Medication form, giving the school consent to administer the medication. 

These processes are in line with the Education Department of Western Australia's policies and guidelines. 


Our School Is Nut Aware 

There are a number of students in our school who experience anaphylactic or allergic reactions if exposed to nuts (or other foods). For some of these students the anaphylactic reaction can be life threatening. For this reason we have a nut aware policy in place in our school and ask families to refrain from sending nuts, nut spreads or products containing nuts to school. 

We would like to emphasise the seriousness of this issue as some students can become seriously ill in a matter of minutes. Even if food items contain traces of nuts please try and avoid giving them to your child in their lunch boxes and save these treats for home.

School Psychologist

A school psychologist visits the school on a weekly basis on Wednesday and Thursday to support students with specific learning requirements.

Students are referred by class teachers in consultation with one of the Deputy Principals. These students are given priority and parent interviews may be organised.


Chaplain 

Bayswater Primary School provides a Chaplaincy program that assists the school community to support the wellbeing of students, including strengthening values, providing greater pastoral care and enhancing engagement with the broader community.

What does the Chaplain do?

  • To offer pastoral care, and to support the personal and social wellbeing of students, staff and parents/caregivers in the school community regardless of faith and cultural backgrounds.
  • To empowers, and helping to build resilience to work through challenges.
  • To explore and establish strategies to help manage issues including friendships, feeling anxious, fears, anger etc.
  • To facilitate pastoral support programs and resources e.g. Breakfast Club, Social Skills etc.

I am available every Monday from 8am to 4pm. To make appointment, please call school office on 9462 6600 or email me at Kasorn.Campbell@education.wa.edu.au 

 

Community Nurse

Our school has access to a Community School Nurse who visits our school throughout the year. A health assessment for hearing and vision is offered to students,  during their Kindergarten or Pre-Primary school year. 

Families will receive a referral form early in the new school year, forms need to be completed and returned to give consent for the school nurse to assess your child. 

If you have identified any areas of concern please contact the school to make a a referral to the school nurse. 


Dental Therapy Centre

Hillcrest Dental Therapy Centre provides free dental services for school children enrolled at Bayswater Primary School.  The care includes routine dental examinations or check-ups, oral health advice, extractions, fillings, X-rays and fissure sealants.  Specialist dental services such as oral surgery and orthodontics are not provided, and patients will be referred for these services. 

Children are called in for regular examinations and any necessary treatments.  A scheduled appointment will be mailed to parents from Hilllcrest Dental Therapy during the year. 

Newly enrolled students into Kindergarten and Pre-primary will be provided with a School Dental Service form to complete at the start of the school year. Students will have an orthodontic assessment in Pre-primary, Year 3 and Year 6.

Additional appointments can be made by contacting the Hillcrest Dental Therapy Centre on 9271 7184.  Parents are responsible for transporting their children to the clinic located at 2 Bayview Street, Bayswater.


Sun Smart

Bayswater Primary School's sun protection policy is simply called "No Hat - No Play" and is aimed at protecting our students from skin damage caused by UV radiation.

This policy requires each student to wear an appropriate hat (wide-brimmed or legionnaire style) when playing outside during school hours. It is enforced all year and applies to all outdoor school activities, including sports carnivals, excursions and camps.


Illnesses

If your child is sick, please inform the school and keep them at home until well.

While it is often difficult to prevent the transmission of common respiratory (colds/flu) and gastroenteritis infections that occur, every effort should be made to minimise the spread of infection. Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell.

Students that become sick during the day will have their parents notified to arrange collection.

Infectious Diseases

Many childhood infectious communicable diseases require students to be excluded from school for a recommended period of time. If your child gets an infectious communicable disease, please inform the school and exclude your child from school for the recommend period of time. Information guidelines on communicable diseases can be found at https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/

Head Lice (Pediculosis)

School action if a student presents with head lice:

  • Contact parents and ask that the student be kept home until treated
  • Notify other parents in that classroom to check their child for lice

What parents can do:

  • Notify the school if your child has lice so other students can be informed and checked
  • Treat your child
  • Keep your child at home until treatment is complete

For treatment tips and other information see healthywa.wa.gov.au/head-lice