Health & SAFETY
Pakuranga Learning Centre
Education information at Alert Level 1
Pakuranga Learning Centre is open, and adhering to all the safety guidelines issued by the government and by the Ministry of Education.
We are a healthy, clean and sustainable Centre.
Children or young people legally must stay home if they:
have COVID-19 symptoms
are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.
Children and teachers do not need to wear face coverings/masks at the Centre. This is because the risk of infection within the restricted environment is low.
Health and Safety
Every effort is made to ensure your child’s safety and wellbeing. Policies and procedures are available for you to view and parents are encouraged to ask the Centre Manager for them.
In the event of a Civil Defense emergency, every effort will be made to contact parents to collect their children. Regular fire and earthquake drills are carried out with the children to familiarise them with the routine and planned evacuation.
Injuries or Accidents
Our staff hold valid First Aid certificates. All accidents are recorded in the accident book. Please ensure that you sign this when you collect your child, to acknowledge that you have been informed. If the accident requires medical attention, you will be contacted as soon as possible. The Centre will seek medical advice for your child, if required.
Maintaining a healthy environment is particularly important at our Centre. If your child has been unwell at home e.g. green mucous, vomiting or diarrhoea, please do not bring them into the Centre. If the illness is infectious, they are expected to stay at home until the infectious period is over. Details of infectious diseases and quarantine requirements are also displayed in the Centre. The Centre Manager reserves the right to send home or refuse attendance to any child who is considered unwell. Children who become unwell at our Centre will be comforted and isolated while waiting to be collected. Parents will be called to pick up their unwell children.
Please advise the staff if your child is taking any medication. All medicines must be kept in the kitchen, and details of the medication and its administration must be recorded and signed in the medicine book. You will need to complete a medication administration form each day the medication is required. Staff will only administer medication prescribed for your child with the correct label. Paracetamol/Ibuprofen will not be administered as this may mask an illness such as meningitis. Please do not give your child these medications before you come into the Centre. The Centre keeps a first aid kit, which includes medications for emergencies. Please advise the Centre Manager if you would prefer these not to be given to your child.
Please provide a copy of your child’s immunization.