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Health Matters

Pupils who are unwell will not be allowed to stay in the school to prevent the spread of infection. Please do not send your child to school if he/she is unwell with any of the following infectious diseases or symptoms – Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD), red eye (conjunctivitis), gastric flu, fever, cough, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc. Do check your child’s health before sending him/her to school.
The school has put in place procedures to ensure the safety and security of your children. Parents/Visitors are only allowed into the school premises if they:
-           need to fetch their children home early (before dismissal time);
-           have an appointment with the Principal, Vice-Principal and/or teachers;
-           need to make any enquiry or conduct administration at the general office.
All Parents/Visitors must report to the Security Guard at Gate 2 to obtain a ‘Visitor Pass’ before proceeding to General Office.
Parents are discouraged from delivering their child’s personal items (e.g. pocket money, books, stationery, water bottle [there are ample water dispenser in the school] and food) through the general office and security post. Pupils should learn to be responsible for their own things. If they should forget, then they must learn to face the consequences. This will train them to be responsible citizens of the future.
Pupils are strongly discouraged from bringing to school too much pocket money, expensive personal belongings such as electronic games, Ipod, handphones etc to prevent loss of or damage to items. The school will not be held accountable for the loss of these items.
Should any child require early dismissal, parents/guardians are to fetch the child at the General Office. This is to ensure that the child leaves the school under proper supervision.
To prevent accidents, unauthorised vehicles are not allowed to enter via the Main Gate 1, except during rainy days.

School Safety Policy

Woodgrove Primary School is committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and accident free environment for all staff and students. As such, we strive to:
a.  establish and maintain a Safe environment for our pupils and staff.
b.  provide information and instructions to pupils and staff to enable them to be Alert and avoid hazards, and be responsible for their own personal safety.
c.  avail safety training to staff and pupils with Focused and clear expectations laid out.
d.  formulate effective procedures for evacuating the school premises  in the event of a fire or other emergencies, and put in place procedures to be adhered to, in the event of incidents.
Creating a SAFE Environment
To ensure that the school is a safe place for your child to study in, we seek parents' understanding and co-operation by not loitering in the school compound or to be in school during recess time.  Parents may wait at the designated areas at dismissal time for your child.
The school appeals to parents who drive, not to drive into the school compound on fine days during peak hours.  Parents who drive are to park at the HDB car park and not to obstruct the other vehicles when you send your children to school.  On wet days, motorists who drive into the school compound to drop off their children should drive slowly.
To help maintain a safe and conducive environment, parents and visitors are to report at the Guard Post.  For identification purposes, the school will require your identity card/driving licence and a security pass will be issued.
School Sports Safety
To heighten the awareness of safety in schools sports, the Singapore Schools Sports Council and Singapore Primary School Sports Council have drafted a set of Safety Tips to guide the school sporting community in their participation of Sports and Games. This document can be found at the School Sports Website.

School Safety

Road Safety
1.Pupils should make use of the pedestrian paths and walkways wherever possible.
2.If pupils have to walk along the road they should keep to the side. They need to be alert and keep a look out for traffic coming their way.
3.Where possible, pupils should cross a road only at designated pedestrian crossings.
4.Before crossing a road, pupils should stop and check to see whether there are any approaching vehicles.
5.If there is no traffic, pupils should then cross the road briskly. They should continue to look out for oncoming traffic even while crossing the road.
6.While crossing the road, pupils should raise their right hand to signal to the motorists that they are crossing the road.