Children who are ill at school
When a child is unwell and the teacher is satisfied that this is so, the child’s parent or nominated person will be contacted to collect the child from school. Children will wait to be collected in either the school office or the medical room.
In an emergency, you should endeavour to take immediate responsibility for your child. If you or your nominated contact is unavailable, all reasonable measures will be taken to ensure that medical attention is given as soon as possible.
The Community Health nurse liaises closely with the school staff regarding health issues at the school and conducts regular screening activities for the Health Department.
Medical action plans
Children with special medical needs at school must have a written medical action plan. The written plan should be discussed with the teacher and a member of the school’s administration at the commencement of each year and must be reviewed regularly. The school must be notified immediately if the plan is to be changed and a copy of the new plan should be supplied to the school.
It is important that medical details are kept up to date on school records. Medical information is requested upon enrolment of new children.
Please ensure that the school has your child’s most up to date medical details. If your circumstances change please notify the school immediately.
Medications at school
Where a child is required to have prescribed or un-prescribed medication during the school day, a medical action plan must be signed by the parent and reviewed by the Deputy Principal.
In particular circumstances permission may be obtained to have teaching staff administer medications at school.
Children receive all of their early immunisations prior to school entry (4-5 Years). The school requires a copy of immunisation records for all new students upon enrolment.
A child who contracts an infectious condition and all unimmunised children who have been in contact with that child will need to stay home and away from other students for a period of time as advised by the Executive Director of Public Health or a registered medical practitioner.
Non attendance for health reasons
Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell.
Any student who is known to have contracted a medical condition that may be infectious, contagious or otherwise harmful to health of another person at school will need to stay home and away from other students for a period of time as advised by the Executive Director of Public Health or by registered medical practitioner.
In accordance with the School Education Act 1999 if lice are found in your child’s hair you will be asked to keep your child at home until treatment has commenced. Your child should return to school when live lice and eggs are removed.
To help control the outbreak of lice at school your child’s hair should be kept tidy and tied back if longer than collar length. If head lice are noticed at school, a letter will be sent home to all children in the class asking parents to check their child’s hair.