We have a specific school policy on the use and administration of medications in our school. If your child has any health issues, the school should be aware of, please fill in the appropriate forms available from the school office.
If a child requires medication to be administered at school, a form needs to be completed and given to administration. Of particular concern are asthma inhalers. Please ensure that these are clearly named and are used with careful concern.
Forms are available from the school office.
Several students attending our school have a condition known as FOOD ANAPHYLAXIS, which is a sudden, severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction to nuts, especially peanuts. This condition is genetic and is not a disease – your student cannot catch it. The school strongly urges your help to make our school environment allergy safe. You can do this by choosing alternatives to peanut products for your student’s lunchbox.
Our first priority in the case of an accident at school is for the child or children involved. If your child is injured or becomes sick at school, you or your emergency contact will be notified. If contact cannot be made in an emergency situation, an ambulance will be called and parents will deal with the cost.
Please do not send your child to school when they are sick. Keep your child home if they have any of the following infectious diseases:
- Head Lice
- Whooping Cough (runny nose, irritating cough in violent spasms)
- Chicken Pox (clear water-blobs becoming dry scabs)
- Mumps (pain/swollen salivary gland on one or both sides around neck/ear)
- Measles (a cold type set of symptoms with spreading red spots on face/hands)
- Rubella (sore throat and rash) also known as German Measles please ring the school.
- Scarlet Fever (bright-red rash, tiny sandpaper bumps, sore throat) can lead to Rheumatic Fever.
- Ringworm (circular red area)
- Impetigo (red weeping sores which must be covered) also known as school sores.
- Conjunctivitis (creamy discharge in the eye, soreness) very contagious.
Your doctor will inform you of the length of time you need to keep your child home. Please bring a medical certificate on your child’s return.
Exclude until fully recovered, or until at least 5 days after the eruption first appears. Period of communicability 5 days before rash to 6 days after onset of last crop of blisters. Do not exclude contacts.
Exclude from school until discharge from eyes has ceased. Contacts are not excluded.
IMPETIGO (SCHOOL SORES)
Exclude from school, until effective treatment has been instituted.
Exclude from school. Readmit on medical certificate of freedom from infection or at least 7 days from appearance of the rash if well.
Contacts not excluded IF immunized. Children who have NOT been immunized will be excluded for 13 days after the appearance of the rash in the last identified case, unless immunized within 72 hours of first identified case.
Exclude from school. Readmit on medical certificate of freedom from infection. Where no medical certificate is available, readmit 14 days from onset, if well. Contacts are not excluded.
PEDICULOSIS (HEAD AND BODY LICE)
Exclude from school until effective treatment has been instituted. Inform school immediately if your child has lice. Contacts are not excluded.
Exclude from school. Readmit on medical certificate that the child is no longer likely to convey the infection. Contacts are not excluded.
RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES)
Exclude from school. Readmit on recovery or 5 days after appearance of rash.
Exclude from school until effective treatment has begun.
For further information please see Communicable Disease Guidelines
If there is concern about academic, behavioural, social or emotional problems affecting the child’s progress at school children may be referred to the school psychologist with parent/guardian consent, by the class teacher or parents may request through the Principal. No child is seen by the school psychologist, unless the school has received parental approval.