Ocean Shores Public School

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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.

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.

If your child has a condition which requires special or emergency treatment (eg medical problems or serious allergies) please make sure you inform us upon enrolment or by contacting the school to enable a Health Care Plan to be formulated.

Prescribed medication

Students should not carry medication with them or in their bags (other than asthma puffers - see below). In general, medication is not administered by school staff unless it is prescription medicine.

Should you child require regular prescribed medication to be administered at school for a chronic or ongoing condition, there are policy procedures that need to be followed.

Please contact the school should you need more information about this.

Regular prescribed medication

Meetings are arranged between parent/caregiver and the school to discus requirements.

Paperwork is then completed, accompanied by a letter from a doctor with the details of condition, prescribed medication and dosage.

If medication dosage changes from time to time, the change must be advised to the school in writing.


Some students carry their Ventolin/other puffers in their bag and this is permitted by Department of Education. Parents/carers must discuss this with the office and fill in appropriate paperwork.

Some parents prefer to leave a puffer in the school office for their child's emergency/intermittent use.

All children with asthma must provide the school with an asthma plan.


Parents must inform the school if a child suffers from anaphylaxis so a school management plan can be drawn up.

Parents/carers must also provided an in-date epipen and ACSIA action plan.

Please note that we have several students with severe allergies. As such we are a nut aware school and ask families not to send nut products to school.

Children are also requested not to share food.


Some illnesses and diseases require that the child be kept at home for a period of time. Re-admission before the due time can be by medical certificate.

The following information is current and provided by the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council


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.