Your Child’s Health and Safety

If your child is allergic to bee or wasp stings, is an asthmatic, or has any other serious medical condition, you should ensure that this information is included on his/her Enrolment Form, and supply us with any necessary medication. You should also discuss it with your child’s teacher to ensure he/she is fully informed.

If your child needs to take regular medication for any particular condition, you will need to sign a form giving the school consent to do this on your behalf.

Every precaution is taken to minimize the risk of accidents at school. When they do occur, minor cuts and abrasions will be treated by the staff. In the case of a more serious injury, first aid will be given and parents/guardians will be contacted to collect the child from school for further treatment.  When you enrol your child, you are asked to give permission for us to arrange emergency treatment if you cannot be
contacted.  You are also asked to indicate whether your child has been immunized against Tetanus and Hepatitis B. 

NB: It is vitally important that we have CURRENT CONTACT NUMBERS. This list is updated once a year by the office, but you can help by letting us know if and when your details change.

Your child’s teeth are checked regularly once you have enrolled him/her in the school dental programme. Gracefield students attend clinics attached to various schools in the valley. If there are problems you can contact the dental nurse directly by phoning 0800 825583.

Your child’s hearing and eyesight are checked soon after he/she starts school at 5 years. If any problems are found, you will be contacted by the Ministry of Health’s Vision and Hearing Technician.

Road Safety
As Gracefield School is situated on a busy through-road, we are particularly conscious of road safety. Our school patrollers operate the pedestrian crossing outside the school each day from 8.30 am to 8.55 am and from 3.00 pm to 3.10 pm. An adult is always on patrol with the children. If you can help in this important area, please contact the Principal.

School Summer Wear
During the summer, sunhats become an essential item of school wear. The school rule is that students are not to be in the playground for sport or recreation (during terms one and four) if they are not wearing hats. Shoes are to be worn at all times in the playground.