Our hygiene at PIPS is of a high standard and is maintained by our team of janitors who clean our classrooms and equipment after each session.
Please follow the following health procedures when sending your child to school:
If your child develops an illness at school:
- Check your child’s temperature daily before coming to school and record it in your child’s communication book. If your child has a fever (38°C or above), please keep your child at home until he/she is recovered.
- Perform a general health inspection of your child daily before coming to school for any signs of tiredness and symptoms of pains to ensure that your child is fit to attend school.
- If you suspect or have confirmed that your child has developed an infectious disease, please call to notify the school immediately of your child’s symptoms and keep your child at home until he/she is fully recovered.
We do not allow children to attend school if they are wearing a mask. We would prefer them to remain at home until they have made a full recovery.
In the event of any infectious illnesses in a class we will send a notice to inform the parents of the relevant year-level. If necessary, we will report to the Centre for Health and Protection (CHP) who may advise us further.
- Children’s health is carefully monitored at school and if we feel that a child is ill, the teachers will contact the parents to ask them to collect the child from school and seek medical advise.
Children with allergies:
- PIPS is a nut-free school. Please do not send in any snacks or shared treats containing any nuts to school.
- Please inform your class teacher if your child has any allergies. We keep a record of the allergies of all students in every classroom, in the Staff Room, Sick Bay and the Cookery Room.
Maintaining good health and hygiene:
- We check the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) published on the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) website regularly to monitor the level of pollution in the air.
- If the AQHI reaches a risk level of 8 and above, the school will ensure that children avoid going outdoors.
- Good personal hygiene such as hand washing, appropriate handling of rubbish and soiled tissues, and cleanliness is taught in school.
- Regular hand washing is enforced with all children. Children wash their hands before and after snack and cooking, after going to the toilet, playground and sneezing.
- Children are encouraged to consume healthy foods and beverage for their snacks and lunch.