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STUDENT WELLBEING

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Student Health

DENTAL SERVICES

 

Dental services are available through the School Dental Services conducted by Queensland Health. Regular, free dental care for all primary school children can be obtained at the Mobile Clinic during a specified time each year.

 


MEDICATION


Prescribed Medication will be administered as directed by the child's doctor or as set out on the original bottle label by the pharmacist. Where children are required to take medication a "Letter of Authorisation" must be completed. Panadol or other non-prescription medicine cannot be administered under any circumstance.

Please Note: We cannot administer the 1st dose of any medication.

Any medication to be administered must be handed into the office by a parent/guardian to be kept in a secure area. Only office staff or leadership team members can administer medication.


NUT PRODUCTS


As we have students enrolled with severe allergies to nuts, parents are asked not to send along nut products in lunch boxes. This, along with a number of other strategies will be implemented to minimise risks for these students.

 


EXCLUSION PERIODS


Students who are unwell should not attend school. Children with infectious diseases must be excluded for specified times and parents are asked to inform the school immediately.

Behaviour Management

RATIONALE

We believe that all children are unique and are to be valued for their differences.
We believe that the task of caring for children (as parents or teachers) is an important one.
We believe that adult responses to children's behaviour should be in keeping with the Christian values upon which the Mission of the school is based.
We believe that children learn best in a positive, supportive environment.
We believe that the behaviour of children can be affected by many variables.

 

 

THE PARENTS OF ST BENEDICT'S SCHOOL ARE EXPECTED:

  • to recognise their role as prime educators of and faith models for their children and work collaboratively with teachers in this area

  • to actively support School policies and values and where possible to feel welcome to attend and participate in school activities

  • to reinforce the actions and expectations of staff in the routine of daily school life and to show loyalty to the School in view of the professional efforts of staff

  • to communicate with the School any concerns they may have with regard to their children's education

  • to support its desire to maintain high standards of behaviour

  • to engage responsibly with social media when dealing with any School related matters
  • to recognise their children as individuals and to show positive interest in the development of the whole child

 


THE STUDENTS OF ST BENEDICT'S SCHOOL ARE EXPECTED:

  • to show respect for themselves, teachers, visitors and each other

  • to be loyal to the School and the values it represents

  • to set and strive for high standards for themselves in education

  • to take pride in themselves and their membership of the School community, to participate fully in School activities and rejoice in the achievements of others

  • to respect their own property and that of others

  • to appreciate all that is done for them by others

  • to accept responsibility for their own actions and the consequences of those actions

 


THE STAFF OF ST BENEDICT'S SCHOOL ARE EXPECTED:

  • to act professionally in all dealings with students

  • to show respect for themselves and others within the school community

  • to provide a positive climate within their classrooms

  • to develop classroom rules in negotiation with students

  • to ensure that the values, beliefs and ideals of St Benedict's are consistently implemented throughout the school

  • to engage responsibly with social media when dealing with any School related matters

  • to accept and model rules and encourage all others to accept school rules

 

 

THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION WILL:

  • clearly communicate a concise code of behaviour and educate staff, students and parents in acceptable ways of reacting and  negotiating;

  • provide specialist support for students, staff and parents;

  • emphasise a positive climate where praise, encouragement, public recognition of achievement, displays of work, celebration and good manners are important.

 

 

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

We strive to do our best.
We show respect to others.
We act responsibly and settle our differences peacefully.
We strive to make our school a safe and happy place.
We listen, love and learn.