Student Services

Students at Educational Risk

Students who are identified as socially, emotionally or academically at risk will have programs put in place for them by their class teacher in liaison with our school administration team. This will be done in consultation with the parents. Where appropriate a school psychologist will be involved in planning programs for individual’s needs (with prior parental permission).

Health

If your child is unwell we request that they stay home as their learning is compromised as is the health of other children and staff.

Please ensure that the school has up to date contact information for yourself and your emergency contact. This ensures that we can contact you promptly if your child becomes ill or has an accident at school. When children are ill, parents are contacted by either the class teacher or front office.

All absences must be received in writing.

If you need to take your child during the school day, please visit the front office to sign a ‘Leave Pass’.

Medication

Parents are asked to keep children home from school if they are ill. If they have prescribed medication requiring administration during the school day then the medication can only be provided under the following conditions:

  • Your child is well enough to attend school
  • Parents complete the Authority to Give Medication form available from the front office
  • The medication has been prescribed by a doctor
  • Your child’s name is on the label
  • The medication has the correct dosage clearly written on the label

Please note, medication can only be administered by the Principal or Deputy Principal. It cannot be administered by other staff including class teachers. Your help with this is appreciated.

Sun Care

Each class is supplied with sunscreen for student use; although, we suggest parents put sunscreen on their children at the beginning of the day. We always ask students to wear hats when playing in the sun.

Allergy Awareness

Leinster Community School is an Allergy Aware school in which we teach students about the possible dangers of food swapping and the correct procedures for washing hands prior to and after eating. We also discuss foods that are most common in causing allergic reactions such as nuts and eggs and ask parents to be mindful of these ingredients in the foods students bring to school.