Health & Safety
With children spending a major portion of their day in an active environment, 'Health & Safety' becomes a major concern not only for the parents but for the school as well. Health & Safety is both practiced & preached at SISA and the school has adopted quite a few measures which correspond to all levels of maintaining an overall safe environment. These measures can be boldly categorized as:
- Preventive Actions
- Preparatory Measures
- Practicing Health & Safety
- Preaching Health & Safety
Analogous to the adage 'Prevention is better than Cure', we believe most mishaps are avoidable in the first place provided all activities are properly planned and thoroughly thought through. Situations that may leave children vulnerable are avoided and safer alternatives are sought.
Being 'Prepared' is our next line of defense should something go wrong. The measures in this regard include:
First Aid Kits:
First Aid Kits are mandatory in every classroom.
Health records of children are kept in the office and necessary instructions are passed on to class teachers for children with Asthma, Allergies and other susceptibilities.
Practicing Health & Safety:
These include health & safety measures that are practiced within the school premises to make the classrooms & playgrounds safer for children & include:
Whether it's the guard ensuring children don't run across the gates, sports coach ensuring children don't over exert themselves or class teachers supervising children, each staff member has a specific role to play in their daily job routine that concerns the well-being of children. We therefore, make staff members aware of exactly what is expected of them and encourage them to undertake the well being of children as their personal responsibility. The staff is required to act calm and in control during emergency situations.
Food & Nutrition:
It is important what the children eat is healthy & nutritious and the children enjoy the foods they are eating. Good eating habits are acquired through imitation, encouragement and guidance. At SISA, we follow some guidelines that help children develop healthy eating habits:
Food is always served in a relaxed atmosphere so children don't have to hurry through lunch
Snack time provides opportunity for social interactions which allows peers to set good examples
Children are taught to follow health and nutrition practices such as the use of spoon & fork
We encourage a healthy hygiene and notify parents where there is concern over tidiness of a child's hair or clothes. Children are taught to wash hands before and after meal by themselves and to use napkins and glasses at lunch time.
Preaching Health & Safety:
We want children to think 'Safety First' in their daily routine, even after-school hours. So 'Health & Safety' issues are discussed in class every so often to keep children alert & ready.
Children are introduced to road safety through dramatic play with signs and games and by using books to reinforce concepts
Dealing with Distress:
The classrooms at SISA have a relaxed atmosphere where children feel safe & secure. The teachers are trained to care for the mental & emotional health of every child and if required, help children relieve stress and feel good about themselves
through face-to-face pep talk. The teachers also counsel children to help them cope during stressful and unfamiliar situations such as:
- Moving away to a different city
- New baby in the family
- Death in family