Health and Wellbeing


Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a priority at FPS with an extensive program and supports for children and staff. We have a full time Learning Specialist-Wellbeing/Engagement staff member Agata Gervasi inclusive of a wellbeing office and dedicated wellbeing learning space for students. FPS offers planned wellbeing sessions delivered in class as well as specialised programs that include play therapy, art therapy, therapy dogs and social skills small groups. In addition, FPS is fortunate to be the host school for DET Moonee Valley network Student Support Service allied health practitioners -psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and social workers. Children and families requiring additional supports and involved with the program for students with disabilities (PSD) are supported with regular student support group meetings with teachers and our Wellbeing/Engagement Learning Specialist. Any parent/carer with any concerns for their child’s wellbeing should contact their child’s teacher or request an appointment with our Wellbeing/Engagement Learning Specialist Agata Gervasi.

 

Illness and first aid

First Aid is given at school for small grazes, bumps and scratches. Contact is always made with home when anything more serious occurs.  Medicines can be given at school with a signed medical form and the medication is to be supplied from home.

 

FPS is not equipped to look after sick children so if your child becomes ill during school then you or your contact person will be notified

 

 

Medication

If it is necessary for your child to bring medication to school a medical form must be filled out, clearly stating the medication with your child’s name, the correct dose and the time the medication must be given.  A parent should hand this directly to the office, as teachers are not able to administer any medication.  All medicines will only be administered to students at 1.25 pm.

 

IF YOUR CHILD SUFFERS FROM ASTHMA, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER IS AWARE OF THIS AND AN ASTHMA MANAGEMENT PLAN IS COMPLETED.

 

Health Services

Like all State schools, Flemington is serviced by the Department of Human Services. We have a visiting school nurse whose main role is to assess the health of all Foundation students.  The nurse will contact you if necessary and also be available to respond to any enquires you may have.

 

Head Lice

It is important that parents and carers make regular checks for head lice.   Long hair should always be tied back.  Lotion can be obtained through your local chemist and once the hair is treated, your child can return to school.   Please also contact the school if your child has lice so a note can be distributed alerting parents of the situation and requesting parents to check their children’s hair.