Health and Safety

Fossa National School wishes to promote a healthy lifestyle in the development of the children in the school. Accordingly, the following points are to be noted.

  • Children who are ill should not be asked to go school
  • Parents are asked that teachers be made aware of any physical disability, allergy, etc, that their child may have.
  • Please check your child’s hair regularly for outbreaks of head lice. If there is an outbreak of head lice in a class, all parents of pupils in that class are informed by note, and asked to take immediate action to treat infestation.
  • Written notification to the class teacher is necessary if a child is to remain inside at break times.
  • Please do not give your child any ‘junk food’ for lunch. A Healthy Lunch Policy has been drafted by the Parents Council and Staff, parents are asked to support it.
  • Chewing gum is not allowed in school.
  • Fossa National School and its grounds is a designated non-smoking area.
  • Teachers are not insured to administer medication to children. If vital medication is needed, throughout the school day, this must be brought to the attention of the Principal so that administration arrangements can be discussed.

(A HEALTH AND SAFETY STATEMENT applies to all employees of Fossa National School. The statement is available from the School Principal.)

Accident Procedures:

Accidents occur despite supervision. Minor accidents are treated at school. Slight cuts and grazes are normally treated by cleaning with cold water and applying a plaster to the wound. When a dressing has been put on a wound parents are requested to inspect the wound when the child comes home from school.
In the event of a more serious accident/ child becoming ill, every possible effort will be made to contact the pupil’s parents or the persons delegated to take responsibility for the pupil.