Illness or Accident
In the case of illness or accident it is vital that the school is able to contact the parents or guardian of every child by telephone. Please ensure the school has up-to-date phone numbers and places of employment. Please notify all changes as soon as possible.
The ACT Health Directorate advises that all children attending school in the ACT should be immunised against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type b). ACT Public Health regulations require schools to have proof of up-to-date immunisation. Inability to provide this may result in your child being excluded from school should an outbreak of an infectious disease occur.
To enhance the curriculum, Namadgi School has Interactive WhiteBoards (IWBs) in all classrooms and students have access to other learning technologies such as laptops and iPads. There are computers available in each classroom. ICT is incorporated into lessons across the curriculum.
Students in Year 6 – 10 bring their own laptops to school (BYOD). Please see the website for more details.
Injury - Insurance and Ambulance Transport
The ACT Education and Training Directorate does not provide any insurance cover for injury, disease or illness to students resulting from school activities or school - organised excursions. Claims for compensation are met where there is a legal liability to do so. Liability is not automatic and depends on the circumstances in which any injury, disease or illness was sustained.
As there is no automatic insurance cover for personal injury if your child is injured at school or during a school organised activity/excursion you should therefore consider whether taking out personal insurance cover for your child is warranted.
This insurance might cover contingencies including medical/hospital expenses, ambulance transport outside the ACT, and cancellation of transport/accommodation or loss of/damage to luggage.
The ACT Ambulance Service provides free ambulance transport for students who are injured or suddenly become ill at school or during an approved school organised activity within the ACT.