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Picton High School

Picton High School

Creating Opportunities - Achieving Success

Telephone02 4677 1242

Emailpicton-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student health and safety

PICTON HIGH SCHOOL

HEALTH CONDITION REQUIREMENTS

UPDATED May 2022

Please call 46 771 242 to discuss health requirements with the Student Central office.

Prescribed Medications

If your child needs to take medication during school hours please provide the following:

Note: The Education Dept does not allow staff to administer ANY medication to a student unless it has been provided by a parent/carer along with the signed Prescribed Medication Form.

Individual Health Care Plan (click on header for form)

To enable Picton High to support your child's health needs at school we request that you complete the above form if your child has a health condition (including but not limited to Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Severe Allergy, Epilepsy or Diabetes).

If your child requires equipment to support their health needs at school please supply spares to the Student Central office (eg individual tablet cutter, diabetic pump spares, poppers, tiny teddies biscuits).

Asthma

Please provide the school with:

  • An up to date 'Asthma Action Plan' signed from your child's doctor.
  • Request for student to carry his/her own Epipen, Anapen or asthma reliever medication form Carry Puffer form (click to access form)
  • Individual Health Care Plan (click to access form)

Note: Asthmatic students should carry their 'puffer' on them, a spacer, and their Asthma Action Plan at all times.

Diabetes

Please provide the school with:

  • An up to date 'Diabetes Action Plan' signed from your child's doctor/Diabetes support team.
  • Individual Health Care Plan (click to access form)

Note: Diabetic students should carry a hypo kit on them, water and their Diabetes Action Plan at all times. They will be provided with a toilet pass to access the Student Central toilet.

Anaphylaxis

Please provide the school with:

  • An up to date 'ASCIA Action Plan' (anaplan) signed from your child's doctor 
  • A 'spare' epipen for Student Central
  • the following form Carry epipen form (click to access form)
  • Individual Health Care Plan (click to access form)
  • Read these two important documents about anaphylaxis in schools - puffer/epipen: Do carry puffer/epipen info for students that currently carry their epipen each day and Don't carry puffer/epipen for students that currently do not carry their puffer/epipen each day.

 Note: Anaphylaxis students should carried their own epipen on them at all times with a copy of their ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis.

 

 

 

 

 

Safe and Happy Environment

 

 

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.

2022 Picton High School Bullying Policy click link below -

Picton High School Bullying Policy

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.

 

Wellbeing at Picton High School

Picton High School has a large Wellbeing Team that is devoted to supporting the individual needs of students.
This website has been designed to connect parents, carers and the community to provide a better understanding of the processes, programs, events and resources utilised at PHS to better support our students.

link to PHS Wellbeing website

Achieving School Excellence in Wellbeing and Inclusion Evaluation Suport Resource pdf

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.