Security Measures of Child-Safety at St. Patrick’s Academy
The School believes that proper communication with parents is an important step towards
ensuring proper safety and security of our kids. We have send circulars to all parents
regarding measures adopted by the school as well as measures expected from their end.
This document is one such reassurance on defining the procedures adopted for the safety
of our children.
Students’ grievances may be referred to this committee comprising of representatives of
the Management Committee, Parent Community and School Staff.
1) Parent ID Card:
The school has issued an ID card to all parents with photo of the student (child) and
both the parents. The school advises all parents to bring these ID card(s) to collect
their children from school. As a policy, the school ensures that all children up to
standard III are handed over to parents at the end of the day by their class teachers.
In case, the parents are unable to come to collect their child and have assigned this
task to one of their family members or a representative, the ID card should compulsorily
be brought to school by them. The school also advises parents to inform the school
office (over phone) about their absence and the subsequent arrangement being made.
2) Staff (teaching and non-teaching) ID cards:
All teachers and non-teaching at St. Patrick’s Academy are provided with ID cards. The
drivers of the school bus are also provided with uniform and ID cards. The conductors of
school bus are all women staff and they are also provided with ID cards.
The school has verified the background of all bus drivers and conductors. Staff
for all non teaching staff is performed with the help of Police. The school also
record of these verification records for its internal verification.
3) Safety in Buses:
We have implemented GPRS technology in all school buses. The parents are sent SMS-s on
the location of the bus, both, for safety and informative purpose. Parents are requested
to bring the Parent ID card while collecting their children at the pickup points. This
is especially compulsory when they send representatives for pick-up. Also request
parents to inform the conductor well in advance about their decision to send a
representative to collect the child.
4) Child-safety Measures at Campus:
- CCTV Monitoring: CCTV cameras are fixed at all important locations of the
school buildings as per expert advice, keeping in mind our children’s safety. The visuals
are monitored continuously with regular backups for future reference.
- Floor Vigilantes: The school management has appointed floor vigilant
each floor. These vigilantes are responsible for monitoring the activities of both
staff and students in their respective floors. Specific instructions are provided to
them to ensure the safety and security of our children.
- Child-protection Committee: The management has appointed a
child-protection committee with active participation from the management, staff and parents. This
committee meets at regular intervals to discuss safety measures as well as emerging
- Adequate Staff: The school management has taken a conscious decision
the adequacy of staff. Keeping in mind the safety and security of our children, we
have increased the staff count, especially the women staff. Keeping in mind the
recent developments, the appointment of male staff is discouraged in both regular
and extra-curricular teaching.
- No Dark Rooms: The school ensures that there will be no rooms without
natural ventilation (both air and light). All staffs members are reminded about this policy
at frequent intervals and periodic checks are conducted by the management.
5) Parents’ Responsibilities:
- Drop and Pick-up Timings: Kindly do not bring your children to school
before 8:00AM. And ensure your wards are picked up, at the latest, by 3:15 PM.
- Parents ID Card: Ensure that the Parent ID cards are sent with the
representatives (during your absence) for picking up your children, both, at school
premise as well as at the Pick-up points for kids using the bus service. Inform the
bus conductor/ driver about the representative in your absence.
- Entry to Class-rooms: Please do not insist on going all the way to the
class rooms, along with your children, after 8:20 AM. The school management has decided
NOT to allow parents and visitors beyond the reception, during school hours. Your
understanding and co-operation is very much requested.
- Visitors Book: Parents and visitors are requested to maintain entries in
the Visitors book maintained at the Security’s room at the entrance. Please register
complete information in the book and limit your presence only till the Office and
Reception, during working hours. You will not be allowed to visit your children in
their classrooms during these hours. In case you want to meet or take your children
on an emergency, please follow the instructions provided in the office/reception.
- Entry and Exit: The school management will soon come out with the entry
gates for the school. Please ensure that you use the correct gates for entry/exit.
Do not crowd the gates during peak hours and kindly co-operate with the security
- Traffic Regulation: The school welcomes volunteers to regulate traffic to
the safety of our children during peak hours (morning and evening). Please contact
the office for volunteering. We request all parents to co-operate with the
- Traffic Rules: Parents are requested to follow traffic rules and set
our children. Please do not travel on the wrong side of the road, which is a threat
to you, your children and the general public.
- Rumors: Please do not spread rumors. If you have any doubts/require
clarifications, please contact the reception. Still if you need clarity, you can
always contact the Principal. Assumptions based on rumors should be