Parent Information

Link, the Bayswater North Primary School’s community newsletter is published fortnightly. The Link is now available as a PDF for you to print if required.

PTFA

The Parents, Teachers & Friends Association is a most important group within our School. They are a dedicated group who organise many activities and events for the benefit of the students and their families. The PTFA’s main goals are to develop a positive and welcoming community spirit within our school and to raise funds to improve the facilities and resources of our school. They work in conjunction with the School Council to purchase items on the Priority List to benefit children throughout the seven years of Primary School education particularly modern and up to date equipment in their classrooms and playgrounds. Our fundraisers vary with raffles, stalls and social events such as a Colour Run, disco and Movie Night and some of our old favourites such as the Easter Raffle and Chocolate Drive. The PTFA work hard to provide fabulous Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls and the excitement on the children’s faces as they make their purchases for Mum, Dad or a Special Person is priceless. On the first day of the new school year we hold a Cheers and Tears morning and afternoon tea for the Prep parents. It’s a great way for them to get to know the PTFA and find out what we are all about. The PTFA meet every month. Anyone is welcome to attend. 

Before and After School Care

​Before and After School Care

Welcome to OSHClub, provider of Before & After School Care Programs at Bayswater North Primary School!We’re all about creating happy memories for your little ones. Our programs are designed so that every child, no matter their age, skill level, or interests, feels included and has fun.We offer a diverse range of experiences before school and after school and focus on building knowledge, skills, and behaviours that help prepare your child for a world yet to be imagined.You can be confident that your child is in safe hands with our highly experienced and passionate educators. Whether your child attends OSHClub daily or casually, each visit is an exciting new adventure with yummy food, exciting clubs, activities, mindfulness, and so much more!Enrolling with us is easy and completely free. Head to our website, oshclub.com.au or call our Customer Service Team on 1300 395 735 to enrol and book in today.We look forward to welcoming you and your family to OSHClub.

We are open every school day from 7.00am – 8.45am then 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  We would love to see you some time.

Hiring Our Facilities

We are very proud of the outstanding facilities at Bayswater North Primary and would be happy to share these with our school community for education and wellbeing purposes. It is very important that our facilities are maintained to a high standard as the first priority is the education needs of our students. If you are interested in hiring our Gym or Hall after school please contact the office on 97291744 during school hours and speak to our principal Mrs Jones. The terms and conditions of hire have been included for your information.

Canteen & Uniform Shop

Canteen

At Bayswater North Primary School, a lunch ordering system, supplying healthy and nutritious lunches is available on Wednesday and Friday. To place an order download the “flexischools” app. in the Flexischools App. click the ‘Order now’ button. Orders are placed in class tubs and taken to the class. Orders must be placed before 9.00am.

Uniform Shop

Bayswater Uniform shop is open Thursday mornings from 8.30am till 10am for purchases. Alternatively, order forms can be submitted to class teachers for processing on Thursdays. Price List as follows:

First Aid

 

First Aid Procedures

First Aid in the school is managed by the teacher aide and / or a nominated teacher with First Aid qualifications. Teachers on duty also have basic first aid equipment. If children require further treatment they will be taken to sickbay. Where there is any reason for doubt or concern regarding a child, especially when there has been a knock on the head or eye, every effort will be made to contact parents and send the child home for attention. Parents should also be aware that school personnel cannot administer analgesics, without written permission from the parents. In line with DET recommendations, no antiseptics, lotions or powders will be used in the school sickbay. Cuts, grazes and other wounds will be washed with water and covered. It is imperative that the school is informed of current contact phone numbers to use in case of illness or emergency.

 

Student Medication

All student medication should be left at the front office for appropriate storage. Parents will be requested to complete a student medication plan document to ensure that medication is given at the correct time and in the correct dosage. If parents have any concerns or requests regarding first aid please contact  the school office.

MEDICATION PLAN DOCUMENT

Anaphylaxis

What are allergies? Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies against substances in the environment (allergens) that are usually harmless. Once allergy has developed, exposure to the particular allergen can result in symptoms that vary from mild to life threatening (anaphylaxis). What is anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a severe, rapidly progressive allergic reaction that is potentially life threatening. Although allergic reactions are common in children, severe life threatening reactions are uncommon and deaths are rare. However, deaths have occurred and anaphylaxis must therefore be regarded as a medical emergency. What are the main causes? Food allergies are the most common triggers for an anaphylactic reaction. Eight foods cause 90% of food allergic reactions in Australia and can be common causes of anaphylaxis. These are:

  • peanuts
  • tree nuts (e.g. hazelnuts, cashews, almonds)
  • egg
  • cow’s milk
  • wheat
  • soybean
  • fish and shellfish.

Other triggers include:

  • insect stings, particularly bee stings
  • medications
  • latex
  • anaesthesia.

 

OUR SCHOOL ADHERES TO THE DEECD ANAPHYLAXIS GUIDELINES

 

Headlice

Continual vigilance by parents is needed to keep this annoying pest under control. Regular checking of your child’s hair is advised. This should be done at least once a week. The school relies on parents to regularly check their children’s hair and to report any case of head lice found to the office. This enables us to send home notification to other parents and conduct class inspections when necessary. We rely on co-operation from parents to provide the best control program possible. Treatment 1 – Chemicals Head lice are becoming resistant to chemicals. Chemicals do not kill all lice and eggs, and eggs will continue to hatch after chemical treatment. If chemicals are used, two applications need to be made seven days apart. The chemical repeated at day 7 MUST be different from that used for the first treatment. Treatment 2 – Hair Conditioner Hair conditioner will not kill lice or eggs but is a method of treatment that will help to eventually eliminate lice if carried out as described:-

  1. Apply conditioner to dry hair
  2. Comb one section of the hair at a time making sure to wipe the comb on a tissue after each stroke
  3. Look on the tissue and on the comb for lice and eggs, repeat the combing and wiping for every section of the hair at least 4 or 5 times

This method must be used each day for 10 consecutive days to ensure all newly hatched lice are found.

NOTE: CHILDREN SHOULD RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER TREATMENT HAS COMMENCED

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