Sun and Nut Policy

Sun Smart Policy

 

The school recognises the danger posed by exposure to ultra violet solar radiation and has developed a Sun Smart Policy in accordance with recommended guidelines.


The "No Hat, No Play" policy is strictly enforced. All children are to wear uniform hats. Children who do not have hats are to remain in the shade area of the playground.

 

Nut Free School

 

St Mary's is a "nut free" environment. We have children in our school community who suffer allergic reactions to nuts and to nut products.

For some of these children, even the most minute trace of peanut or nut product can result in severe vomiting, others have a life threatening reaction called an anaphylactic reaction.


Our school community has supported students suffering from allergic reactions in the past and we need to be vigilant in taking measures to ensure their safety. Staff have been trained to administer assistance when an allergic reaction occurs.


All children need to be aware that they must only eat from their own lunchbox. Your support in refraining from sending peanut butter and nut products to school in lunches and snacks is sought. The staff will talk to the children and it is most important that you also impress upon your child the importance of following this request.


At St Mary's we are a family and some of our members need our support to ensure their continuing good health. I know we can all work together to achieve this.