Do you have a nut or allergy policy?
We recognise that for some students, particular foods are potentially hazardous and may even cause life-threatening allergic reactions. For that reason, we have developed a No Nuts Policy for the school, ensuring that students and teachers are not only aware of the potential dangers, but also able to assist where necessary.
Our two full-time school nurses are highly qualified to assist and are on call at all times during both school time and during after-hours school events. The school nurses keep detailed and up-to-date records of all students with allergies or other ongoing or occasional medical needs, and are always happy to speak with parents about any concerns. If you have particular questions, the school nurses are available to speak with you during your visit.
How do you protect students on days which are polluted?
We are serious about protecting our students from potentially harmful air pollution and, as such, have installed clean air filters in every classroom and all communal areas throughout the school to ensure that, even on high pollution days, indoor air quality meets international health standards. We ensure these filters are regularly maintained and tested to ensure their effectiveness.
We have adopted an outdoor play policy based on the best available advice from the US Department of Health, the recognised leader in the field. Accordingly, we take regular readings for the Air Quality Index (AQI) and PM2.5 (the most dangerous particles) throughout the day at four set times, and more regularly where required. When readings exceed the healthy range, students’ outdoor activities are limited or, during any high pollution, cancelled.
As our extensive facilities include three indoor gymnasiums and other suitable indoor spaces, many activities are easily able to be transferred indoors.
Is a school lunch provided, and where is the food sourced and made?
The Hub, our school canteen, is run by global catering company, Sodexo which sets the highest standards of food preparation and hygiene. Students may choose from a range of foods, and we have a healthy food policy which ensures that options are highly nutritious and freshly prepared in our school kitchen. Daily offerings include both Western and Asian hot food, a salad bar, and sandwich bar. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch to school, however should they choose the school lunch, a charge card system is in place for easy payment.
Do you provide guidance for students?
The health and wellbeing of students is our number one concern. Guidance is a set part of the school curriculum for student and begins with Circle Time for students in Early Years, continuing through with set lessons each week for students as they progress to the older years. Guidance includes topics such as social and emotional wellbeing, developing study skills and positive mindsets towards learning.