Marsden Park Public School

Every child, every chance, every day

Telephone02 9627 1644

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

Student health and safety

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

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.

Illness

Home is the best place for a sick child.  If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home. Children do not work well if they are sick and they may spread their illness to other children. In the case of gastric illnesses, children are not permitted to return to school until at least 24 hours after the last episode of them vomiting. If a child takes ill at school, parents will be contacted and asked to collect their child as soon as possible. In cases of extreme emergency, an ambulance will be called.

Medication

If your child needs to take a prescribed medication during school hours, it must be kept in the office. A letter from a parent/guardian must accompany all medication detailing your child’s name, the dosage and the time it is to be administered. Medication will not be administered without these details.  

Any parents with a child requiring regular medication, for example, ADD or ADHD medication must complete medical forms before these drugs can be administered at school.  We also cater for students who suffer from asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis.

Student safety

Parents and carers are not permitted to drive their vehicles onto the school grounds when delivery of collecting children. All pedestrian traffic must be through our pedestrian gates so that all driveways are left clear.

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.

Discipline

The staff of Marsden Park Public School has developed a successful discipline policy based on high expectations for classroom and playground behaviour. The policy has the structure of rules, rewards and consequences; with a major emphasis on positive aspects of behaviour and self-discipline.

Blue merit awards for Principal’s choice, classroom achievements, behaviour and attendance count towards our Bronze, Silver, Gold and Star of Excellence levels of achievement. It is anticipated that all students can achieve Star of Excellence level each school year and are given a Star of Excellence Badge upon this achievement. We like our children to wear the badges proudly on their hat or collar. Copies of this policy are sent home at the start of each year.

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.