Edgeworth Public School

Desire to do well

Telephone02 4958 1831

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

Health and Safety

At Edgeworth Public School Preschool we create and maintain a safe environment by protecting the wellbeing of our children and promoting positive relationships between children, families and educators.

Immunisation

The NSW Immunisation Schedule provides the most up to date information about the immunisations required by all preschools in order for you child to attend preschool. 

The Collection of Immunisation Status procedure outlines parent and school responsibilities for ensuring that all children are up to date with immunisations. 

The NSW Health Website is a great source of information Families for many health aspects, including Immunisation, Hearing Health, Head lice, Child Safety and more. 

Child protection

Strict  safety  checks are in place to protect children including criminal record checks of all permanent and casual teachers. All staff participate in compulsory annual Child Protection training and all staff have a responsibility to report risk of harm concerns about children and young people, within their roles, and to provide support to children and young people.

Health Conditions

Prescribed medication

If your child is being prescribed medication that needs to be taken during the day, please see an educator to complete the necessary forms for the medication to be administered. Please read the important information about prescribed medication at school. We also have school based procedures and the policy can be collected from the office.

School counsellor

School counsellors work with children, parents or carers and teachers in a variety of ways.

Their work includes:

  • counselling students
  • assisting parents or carers to make informed decisions about their child's education
  • assessing students' learning and behaviour
  • assisting schools to identify and address disabilities that affect students' learning
  • liaising with other agencies concerned with the well-being of students.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with the school counsellor please see the office

Sun protection

Our preschool takes sun safety seriously and runs programs designed to make children aware of the damaging effects of the sun.Our preschool also has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for students and staff and this includes providing adequate protection from the sun throughout the year.

Edgeworth Public School Preschool is proudly a SunSmart school awarded by the Cancer Council. The SunSmart Program supports early childhood education and care services to develop and implement a sun protection policy that minimises children's and staff over-exposure to UV radiation and reduces the risk of skin cancer. As a SunSmart service you can be confident we are implementing an approved sun protection policy that meets the Education and Care Services National Law, Regulations and Quality Areas.

We have a comprehensive Sun Smart procedure in our procedure tab.