Iona Public School

Learning Together in Harmony

Telephone02 4930 1415

Student health and safety

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.

We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:

For more information, visit the student wellbeing section of the department’s website.

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.

Student wellbeing

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.