Well Child Policy
Families who have been with us for some time will know that St Andrews has a Well Child Policy that we share with parents so that we can work together to keep our community as healthy as we can.
For the benefit of new families, here is the essence of our policy...
In order to prevent illness spreading we ask that you keep your child at home until they are well again.
Here is the definition of a well child:
- A well child is not reliant on Calpol, Tempra or other cold/flu medicine to get them through the day.
- A well child is well enough to join in school activities.
- A well child has a normal appetite.
- A well child is happy and sociable.
- A well child does not require greater staff ratio.
- A well child has normal bowel function.
Please inform school or email the teacher directly if your child is sick. If we are aware of the illnesses children have, we can work out strategies for preventing them from spreading, so please inform us of what is wrong each time.
Teachers instruct our children on how to use and dispose of tissues, and how to cough without spreading germs. They also teach them how to wash their hands thoroughly and encourage this regularly across the day. These are all the things you can support with at home.
As a school, we always do an additional ‘Deep Clean’ in classrooms where we have had multiple instances of illness to help prevent their spread. The nurse also checks the temperature of all of the children in these classes. Parents of any children found to have a fever will be contacted immediately so that they can be cared for at home.
As usual at this time of year when children come together after the long break, there are a number of coughs and colds going around school, some with, and some without a fever. Thank you to those parents who are identifying symptoms in their children early in the morning and keeping them home. This is the best way of making sure we stop the spread of viruses and disease.
Primary School Photo-Week
Last week you should have had an email from your child’s class teacher letting you know that this week we will be having the photographers in school to do individual and whole class photographs. They will also be letting you know which day this will be for your child. Please contact the classteacher if you haven’t received the information.
Wai Khru Assembly
On Wednesday this week we will be holding our Wai Khru Assembly. This assembly is traditional in most schools in Thailand and is a way in which students show respect for their teachers, and for the teachers to thank the students for their hard work and the way they support each other through their friendships.
Primary Photo Week - wb 16th September
Wai Khru ceremony - Wednesday 18th September
World Peace Day - Friday 20th September
Community Action Day + Sustainable Market - Monday 7th October
Sustainability and Science Week - wb 7th October
International Karaoke Competition - Thursday 17th October
Primary School International Day - Friday 18th October