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.
Administration of prescribed medication
Iona Public School has a policy on administering medications. Parents need to complete an indemnity form for any medications, including asthma medications, which need to be administered at school, and except for asthma puffers, which students can keep with them (if old enough to self-administer), all medications should be handed to a teacher or to Mrs Mahony in the office. Our policy does not permit the administration of paracetamol at school - if children are ill enough to require analgesia, home is the best place for them.
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.
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.