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  • Health, Wellbeing and Safety

    Children thrive in schools when they feel happy, confident and secure. Your child's wellbeing is our first priority.

    Our schools work with parents to provide every possible assistance and support for the wellbeing of all children in our care within the Australian Government's National Safe Schools Framework (NSSF).

    Student wellbeing and behaviour management plans and protocols in our schools outline expectations and responsibilities that promote mutual care, acceptance, courtesy and respect.

    Our schools have anti-bullying policies and strategies for dealing with serious incidents, based on the Pastoral Care policy of Catholic Education Melbourne.  Many schools appoint dedicated Student Wellbeing Coordinators to work with principals and other teaching staff to promote wellbeing and support services.

    Our schools communities have access to a wide range of student wellbeing support in areas which include:

    • child protection
    • student health services
    • personal development
    • safety
    • resilience and mental health
    • behaviour management
    • anti-bullying education
    • drug education.

    School Care Program

    If your child has high medical needs and is enrolled in a Catholic primary school in Victoria, s/he may be eligible for a service provided in partnership with the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH). The RCH Home and Community Care Service is available to schools upon request through Catholic Education Melbourne.

    Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction which requires life-saving medication. A severe allergic reaction usually occurs within 20 minutes of exposure and can rapidly become life-threatening. Anaphylaxis must be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment and urgent medical attention.

    Each of our schools has an Anaphylaxis Management Policy, which includes plans and procedures for anaphylaxis management and the training of relevant staff. An individual Anaphlaxis Management Plan is developed for each student at risk and you are required to provide your child's EpiPen® to the school.

    Healthy Eating

    Our schools address one of Australia's growing health problems, obesity,through various curriculum and practical initiatives. In schools where canteens operate, guidelines have been developed to provide students with healthy eating suggestions.

    As a parent you have an important role to play in helping to ensure your child receives a consistent message about healthy eating and being active.

    Emergencies

    In cases of emergency or ill health, the school will immediately contact you so you can collect your child or approve the appropriate medical attention. It is important to ensure that your contact details are up to date.