HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY
A student’s health and safety is of paramount importance.
At ISB there are professionally-trained and qualified nurses to provide care when needed, and clear guidelines to help maintain a healthy environment for all.
All staff and parents will be issued with an ISB ID badge. This must be worn in a visible manner whilst on the school property. Visitors are required to sign in at the main reception desk at either campus and are issued with a visitor’s badge. All visitors must sign out and return the badges before leaving the premises. Any person without a proper ID will be addressed and directed back to Reception to sign in.
A completed Student Health Form, Student Insurance & Alternate Emergency Contact Form, a copy of the vaccination record and Doctor’s Report for each child must be submitted to the Admissions Office with each Application for Admission. The School must be notified by parents of any changes in their child’s health or changes to contact details. Students who have not submitted the Student Health Forms will not be permitted to attend field trips
All three ISB campuses are staffed by a professionally trained and qualified Nurse who is able to help and advise regarding local health care facilities. In order to provide first aid to any student who requires it, each campus has a well-equipped medical room. Staff rooms also contain a notice board with photos of students who have serious health issues so that staff will recognise these students and be better able to determine when medical assistance is needed.
Whilst ISB is not a peanut/nut-free school, we urge parents and students not to bring nuts or any nut products into School due to students and staff with nut allergies.
All student medications must be handed in to the Nurse except for students with health conditions requiring emergency medication such as asthma, diabetes or severe allergies. Students who need such medication should meet with the Nurse. For the Nurse to administer prescribed medication to a student, the container has to be clearly labelled with both the student’s and medication’s name. A medication consent form must be completed by the parent.
The School has a supply of Paracetamol and other over-the-counter medications for students as necessary after prior parental consent is obtained.
Illness and Accidents at School
If a student falls ill and in the nurse’s opinion should not remain in School, the parents or emergency contact person on the Student Health Form will be contacted for the student to be collected. Parents are requested to ensure that the School can reach someone at all times and that they can pick up their child when necessary.
Lockdown and evacuation practices take place on a regular basis. This is done to ensure that students and all personnel on campus are well-prepared in the unlikely event of such emergencies. This is also required by the School’s accreditation agencies. Procedures are reviewed with students prior to the practice of drills. Parents are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with the procedures.