The school will work with parents to identify and manage student health care needs. It is essential for your child's wellbeing and protection that we are fully aware of any health care needs, diagnosis', medical conditions, medication requirements and any other special needs.
The school will provide the necessary support, staff training, storage of medications and monitor and review health care plans and action plans annually.
On enrolment, parents are required to complete a Student Health Care Summary (Form 1). This provides an overview of your child’s health care needs and information for use in an emergency.
Students who have a medical condition and need health care support must have a management and emergency response action plan.
Links for Health Care Plan forms are located below.
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.
Please complete any specific health care plans relating to your child’s medical conditions or needs and submit to the front office.
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.
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.
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/
School action if a student presents with head lice:
What parents can do:
For treatment tips and other information see healthywa.wa.gov.au/head-lice
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.
A school psychologist visits the school on a weekly basis on Thursday and Friday to support students with specific learning requirements.
Students are referred by the class teachers in consultation with the Deputy Principals. These students are given priority and parent interviews may be organised.
Bayswater Primary School provides a Chaplaincy program that assists the school community to support the wellbeing of students and families.
Our present Chaplain, Karen Blaq, currently works on Monday's and Thursday's and has a background in Social Work and Trauma Informed Practise.
Karen works with our Student at Educational Risk Team which includes the Principal, Deputy Principal, School Psychologist and a senior member of staff.
Our Chaplain offers pastoral care and can:
A referral to seek the support of the Chaplain can be made through the classroom teacher.
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.
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.
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.