Student Safety

The school staff maintains constant supervision of the buildings and grounds from 8:45am – 3:45pm. Parents can assist by notifying a staff member of any potential dangers they notice. The school also has an Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

  • All visitors to the school are required to sign in and wear an identification tag
  • All volunteers and workers in the school are required to have a current Working With Children Card.

So that incidents, accidents and injuries may be avoided:

  • Children will not be permitted to leave the school grounds during school hours unless they are collected by a responsible person, nominated by the parents, who first signs the collection register.
  • Children should come directly to school and return directly to their homes after school.
  • Road safety rules will form a part of the Health and Physical Education program in addition to general safety rules.
  • It is important that children crossing local roads use the identified and/or staffed school crossings on Harcourt Street, Kildare Street and Rathmines Road.
  • In order to avoid accidents keep well clear of gateways, the school crossing and the bus bay area when dropping off or picking up children by car.
  • Children who ride bikes to school must wear an approved safety helmet. Helmets are also advisable for scooter and skateboard riders.
  • Bikes, scooters and skateboards are not to be ridden in the school grounds at any time.
  • In the event of sudden illness, parents or their nominated representative will be contacted.
  • In the case of serious injury, every effort will be made to contact parents. We will obtain medical attention, including ambulances, if the situation is urgent. Parents are advised to consider taking out ambulance cover for their families, as ambulances will be used where deemed necessary.
  • Private student accident insurance is also worth considering as this is not covered by the Education Department.
  • The Student Code of Conduct is designed to ensure a safe, harmonious and secure environment both in the classroom and the playground.

It is important that children know their full name, address and phone number.

It is essential that parents ensure that all emergency contact details in the school office are kept up to date.