Food, Health and Safety
Food and Nutrition
Students need a balanced diet in order to sustain an appropriate level of energy throughout the school day.
At ISL we provide healthy school meals and, through nutrition education, we help students develop healthier food practices and extend these practices to their families.
Our canteens are maintained and managed to the highest possible food safety and hygiene standards, with a focus on using fresh ingredients with no additives wherever possible.
ISL Food Committee
The Food Committee includes representatives of the catering organisation, the nurse team and the student and staff bodies. They collect regular feedback about food at ISL and identify solutions to increase quality standards and overall satisfaction.
ISL is making every effort to create a nut free/allergy aware environment. The school food service refrains from the use of any food containing nuts or nut derivatives and all of our staff have been instructed in the correct procedures regarding anaphylactic shock.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of each child is of paramount importance to the school.
A team of nurses employed by the school is available on site. They provide first aid for minor injuries and short term care for sick children. Nurses are also available to discuss problems concerning children's health with parents, or as a resource for health related information.
First aid training for all staff
ISL started a 5 year plan for all staff to be trained in first aid, with specialised training for Early Years teachers, PE teachers and coaches. The courses are Luxembourg certified. In the first year 71 staff members and coaches were trained. The plan includes Fire Evacuation courses for designated evacuation wardens based in each building of the ISL campus. The courses give the wardens information about risks of fire, origins of fire, fire spread, fire prevention and how to check the designated areas of the building in case of an evacuation. Evacuation wardens are also trained to use fire extinguishers and fire blankets. The Maintenance Team also has received a training in a fire container simulator.
Child Protection Policy Statement
ISL recognises that every child has the right to a safe and secure environment and that every child should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and socially in a healthy manner. While it is not ISL's responsibility to monitor the conditions under which children live, the school follows its legal obligation to inform the appropriate authorities where there is suspicion of abuse. The school recognises that abusive behaviour may be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or that of child neglect.
Child Protection Rationale
The abuse and neglect of children are of growing concern in schools throughout the world. Child abuse and neglect are obstacles to the child’s education as well as their physical, emotional, and social development, and more fundamentally they violate the child’s human rights.
ISL recognises its role in the recognition and response to the abuse or neglect of the children in its care, and its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of these children at all times. The interests and welfare of children are the prime considerations in any response to suspected cases of abuse or neglect, and ISL will act to ensure that all children are treated with respect and dignity at all times in its response.
This Child Protection Policy has been developed within the context of;
- Luxembourg child protection law
- International law and
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child