Wellbeing, Health & Safety
We support the wellbeing of our students in many ways by:
engaging students in a rich, purposeful curriculum connected to our vision, values and strategic priorities
providing opportunities for students to make decisions about their wellbeing and to be active in leading their learning in agentic ways
developing student's voice, student agency and student leadership
encouraging physical activities for healthy kids
promoting healthy lifestyles
supporting high health needs students
developing a positive school culture
strengthening the relationships and connections between all members of the school community
developing personal skills (such as problem-solving, conflict resolution), and helping young people to build resilience in the face of life challenges
targeting specific problem areas such as the transition between schools, behavioural problems and bullying
using researched programmes that prevent and deal with bullying
We want to keep all students safe when children are being dropped off to and picked up from school. Please ensure that you park considerately around the school, i.e. no double parking or parking on yellow lines. Because so many children are walking around the school entrance at drop-off and pick-up times, please do not use the main entrance as a turning point.
Our school patrol service is run by Year 6 children and supervised by a roster of parents and teachers. Crossings on Clyde St and Thames St are patrolled from 8.30am to 9.00am and 3.00pm to 3.10pm. We welcome parent assistance with patrols; please email email@example.com if you can help.
Mobile phones are not to be used by children during school hours. If children need a mobile phone for safety reasons, parents need to make an arrangement with the class teacher. The mobile phone should be given to the class teacher for safekeeping at the beginning of the school day; it will be returned to students at the end of the day.
Guidelines for Safety
Children must not bring dangerous items to school e.g., matches, knives, razor blades, firecrackers, etc. Valuables, especially toys or money, are not permitted. The school cannot be responsible for loss or damage to any property brought to school.
Bicycles and Scooters
Children are encouraged to walk or ride to school. Helmets should be worn when riding a bicycle or a scooter. A bicycle stand is available next to the staff car park. Children will need to padlock their bicycles to the stand. Scooters can be stored in the scooter rack next to K Block by the car park. Bicycles and scooters are not to be ridden in the school grounds while children are playing there. Skateboards are not permitted within the school grounds.
During terms 1 and 4 all children are required to wear a sunhat that covers their forehead and neck when they are outside. Children are welcome to wear a hat from home; Island Bay School sunhats are also available from the office at a reasonable cost.
Please ensure that your child’s property is clearly marked with their full name. A lost property box is maintained in the Road Patrol room behind the bell tower and items are displayed at regular intervals. At the end of each term unclaimed lost property is donated to charity. Smaller valuables, for example, glasses are held at the office.
The Public Health Nurse
Nurses are available to visit the school to help with any pupil health problems. A hearing/vision test is administered to every child in their first year at school if they have not been previously tested at an Early Childhood Education Centre.
The school provides dental checks at school once a year.
If your child requires dental treatment, please contact the Lyall Bay School Dental Clinic – phone 387 8820.