Health and Safety

Purpose

To ensure that we do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all our community members.

CD Emergency Procedures Handbook 2018

Medication

Policy Statement

The aim of this policy is to facilitate the administration of prescribed medicines to ensure that a child’s health is not placed in jeopardy by school attendance. 

For any staff member to administer any prescribed medication, the school requires parental permission detailing information on dosage – volume and frequency.  

Medicine must be kept in the office for safety and security, this includes asthma inhalers. 

All prescribed medication is administered in the Sick bay.

Healthy Food Guidelines

Healthy Food Snacks

A healthy packed snack to be consumed during our two break-times needs to be provided every day from home for every child attending school. Parents are asked not to provide sweets or lollies as part of their packed food, in accordance with our 

NAG 5 -Safety Policy – Approved March 2018 Review 2020

Drinks

Sugary drinks, especially ‘fizzy’ drinks with high sugar levels are not welcome at school. 

Providing your child with their own drink bottle filled with water is our preference. We also have water fountains outside the classrooms.  Students are welcome to refill their bottles when necessary. 

Dental Care

Newton has no onsite dental clinic, our closet DHB dental care contact details are below.

Hours: 0815 – 1600

Phone: 09 376-6327

Physical Address: 33 Sheehan St, Ponsonby Auckland 1011

Ponsonby Intermediate Community School Dental Clinic