Health and Safety

Health and Safety 
  • The safety of the students and staff is everyone’s responsibility and is of paramount importance. Staff should be vigilant at all times and if necessary take preventative action.
  • If at any time during the day you notice a situation of potential danger to the children, you are asked to report it to administration immediately.
  • In case of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, fires, building destruction or other, all classes are expected to leave the school buildings and to gather in the playground in accordance to the Student Safety and Emergency Evacuation Plan.
  • The teacher is responsible for evacuating the class when hearing the emergency bell. He / She has to make sure that all students have left the class in a line and gone to the gathering point where they will find help from other members of staff. 

Medical Emergency Procedures:
  • The safety of the students is the direct responsibility of the teacher in class or on duty.
  • Accident Report form must be completed whenever there is a serious accident involving students or staff. First adult on the scene is responsible to ensure American Section Administration is immediately notified and that form is completed.
  • If a serious accident happens, the teacher on duty has the responsibility of immediately surrounding the child and dispersing the crowd around him/her and sending someone to notify administration.
  • If necessary, the school will take the student to the hospital. 
  • The school will immediately contact the parents of the child to meet him/her at the hospital.
  • The moment the child arrives at the hospital, it becomes the hospital’s responsibility to give the appropriate treatment.

  • If a student needs emergency medical care or first aid, medically qualified staff will provide the required services IF PRE APPROVED by the parents, and, if necessary, call the parents to come and pick up their child.  If a student has a headache or stomach ache, medication will be offered ONLY IF PRE-APPROVED by parents. Please make sure that the student update information / medical form has been returned to the school.
  • Should your child be ill, and require prescribed medicine from your own doctor, please feel free to send it to class, with exact instructions on time and dosage. Please use the LinkBook for this. 
  • Similarly, if you would not like your child to participate in outdoor games/garden periods, due to illness, please inform us through the LinkBook.
  • If your child is infected by any contagious disease (measles, chicken pox, flu, head lice, etc.) he / she will not be allowed to enter the class until he/ she has been cleared by a doctor. This is for all the benefit of all the children and staff.
  • Teachers and staff routinely attend first responder sessions to ensure they are able to safely attend to a child’s illness or injury until qualified medical personnel arrive.

Dr’s ABC
D: Check for Danger (Hazards / Risks / Safety) 
R: Responsive? (if not, call for help call School administration will call 123 Ambulance) 

S: Send for help (Administration, another teacher) 
A: Open Airway (tilt head back)
B: Check for Breaths (look for signs of life) 
C: Chest Compressions

Continue ABC until qualified personal arrives or signs of life return

First Responder - Seizure:

First Responder - Diabetes: 
Target sugar levels. The parent of the student will let the school know their target blood sugar levels
are. The recommended blood sugar levels for most people with diabetes are from about 80 to 120 before a meal, 180 or less after a meal, and between 100 and 140 at bedtime.

Hypoglycemia symptoms:
  • anxiety (feeling something isn’t right)
  • feeling cold
  • hunger
  • rapid heartbeat
  • shakiness
  • sudden sweating
  • blurry vision
  • concentration problems
  • confusion
  • disorientation
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • irritability
  • lethargy
  • pallor
  • personality changes (a person may get belligerent, argumentative, or even insist that there’s nothing wrong)
  • sleepiness
  • slurred speech
  • uncoordination
  • weakness
Treating mild/moderate hypoglycemia:
If the blood sugar level is low (hypoglycemia) they should eat or drink a quick acting sugar product equaling 15 grams of carbohydrate. This might be either four ounces of fruit juice; six ounces (usually half a can) of non-diet soda; candy, such as six jelly beans, 10 gumdrops, or eight Life  Savers;  six saltines; two tablespoons of raisins; four packets of granulated sugar; a tablespoon of honey; 

Hyperglycemia symptoms :
  • increased thirst, 
  • frequent urination, 
  • nausea, 
  • blurry vision, 
  • fatigue.
Treating hyperglycemia:
If the blood sugar level gets too high, then they should  drink extra water or diet drinks or administer supplemental insulin as directed by their doctor in their Diabetes Medical Management Plan.