Health and Safety

Dropping your child at school and loading and unloading students from the school and Tolcarne van 

All drivers dropping students at St Hilda’s are asked NOT to use the archway, the gym driveway entrance or the entrance to the field.  These areas need to be kept free for the school and Tolcarne van to pick up and drop off students.

A recent near miss has drawn this situation to the attention of our Health and Safety Committee.

Please drop and pick up your daughter(s) well away from the Royal Terrace and Cobden Street intersection.  This is a very busy area at the beginning and end of the day and we want all students, staff and other persons to be safe at these busy times of day.

St Hilda’s Emergency Plan

St Hilda’s has a comprehensive Emergency Plan to ensure the safety of all students, staff and other persons while at school.

Should an emergency occur such as fire, earthquake, lockdown etc. when the school is able to, a notification will appear on the Parent Portal of the whereabouts of your daughter(s).  It is very important that you do not phone the school as lines may become overloaded and vital communication may be obstructed.  This becomes especially important should we have to evacuate our site for any reason.

To ensure the safety of your daughter, we will have her initially check in with her Whanaungatanga teacher.

Some families may have an emergency plan of where they would meet in case of an emergency as suggested by Civil Defence.  Your daughter would only be released without an adult if we have a verification text from a parent that you wish your family emergency plan to be activated. This text would also include the family’s planned meeting location.

Prior to her release from school (or other location) your daughter(s) must sign out with our Student Support Officer, Mrs Madigan.

If you daughter(s) is being collected by another adult and not a parent that adult should ideally have your permission and must supply the following information to Mrs Madigan:

  • Name of person collecting the student
  • Time of collection
  • Address of person collecting
  • Phone number of person collecting
  • Signature of person collecting
  • Where the student will be taken to

We will look after your daughter(s) until an adult comes to collect her, no matter how long that may take or until you activate your family emergency plan.

Sun Exposure

The school now has a uniform hat and all new students have been required to purchase.  We would encourage older students to do the same. Wearing the hat is encouraged at all times when the girls are in the sun.

At all outdoor events sunscreen is available to students at the first aid station and when onsite at the student office.  We would request that if staff are moving around the girls with sun screen that the girls take to opportunity to apply and reapply it through out the day.

Health and Safety Requirements in School Laboratories

Where ever within the screen shot of the document below the word shall appears it is mandatory for the students to follow the  guidelines as outlined.