Student Engagement & Wellbeing

STUDENT SERVICES: Educational Psychologist, Speech/Occupational Therapist and Child Health Nurse

The services of an Educational Psychologist are available to the school. Children may be referred by the school or by parents. Information about referral procedures may be obtained from the Principal.

DENTAL THERAPY UNIT
The Dental Therapy Unit provides a free, continuous preventative dental service for each enrolled child from Pre-Primary to Year 10.  The Dental van visits Northampton on a biennial  basis, eliminating the need for parents to drive their children to Geraldton for check ups. Should your child require dental work, please call the Dental Van on 0429 077 716 and they will direct you to a school dentist in Geraldton.

ACCIDENT OR ILLNESS
Minor accidents are treated at school. In cases of more serious accidents or your child becomes ill, we will contact you at once. Please ensure that we have up to date contact information. It is most important to have an emergency contact number to ring. Children who are obviously ill before school should not attend. As only basic facilities are available at school for children who become ill, parents will be contacted and asked to take the child home as soon as possible.

SICKNESS
Parents are asked not to send children to school who are obviously unwell. They can become very distressed and when this occurs valuable time is spent contacting parents to have the child picked up or, in the extreme, where parents cannot be contacted, the school has an obligation to engage medical authorities to deal with the matter.

If parents need to pick their child up early due to sickness or an appointment, then they must sign the student departure book in the office.

COMMUNICABLE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
The following diseases require exclusion from school: Chicken Pox; Conjunctivitis; Diarrhoea &/or Vomiting; Hand, foot and Mouth disease; Head Lice; Influenza; Measles; Mumps; Ringworm; Rubella; Scabies; School Sores; Trachoma and Whooping Cough. Check with the Principal for the length of exclusion in each case. If in doubt consult your doctor. Parents will be asked to collect their children if they are suspected of having an infectious disease.

The Health Department provides policy and guidelines on a range of conditions and diseases. This information can be accessed at www.public.health.wa.gov.au/3/284/3/notifiable_comm.pm