Please don't send sick children to school - they only spread their illness and risk their own recovery.
Please let us know if your child suffers from a serious illness or disability. This is especially important in the case of asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, allergies, brain / skull injuries etc. Let your child's teacher know about any diagnosed problems as they arise.
Illness or Injury
If your child is sick, your child needs YOU. It is essential that you keep the school up-dated regarding the contact details for you and your emergency contact person. In the event of accident or illness, one of the following will apply:
- Minor first aid will be administered at the Sick Bay
- If an illness or injury is more serious or needing medical attention the parent or carer will be telephoned immediately
- In the event of serious accident, injury or illness an ambulance will be called and parents or carers notified immediately.
Please ensure your contact details with the school are up to date.
Administration of Prescribed Medicines at School
Parents or carers of students requiring the administration of prescribed medicines at school must first provide written documentation from their doctor. The medication should be supplied in person by the parent or carer and given to the School Office. A daily dispenser may also be needed. All medication must be stored at the Office. Students are not permitted to carry medication at school, with the exception of asthma puffers. The safest and most preferred option is for medications to be administered at home.
It is our intention to endeavor to make our school environment as safe as possible for all. Our most urgent concerns have been for a small group of children who have severe allergy to nuts. Exposure to nut products for these children will trigger a serious reaction. Such a reaction could be fatal if not treated quickly and appropriately.
For this reason we are asking for your co-operation to help reduce the risk for these children. Ideally, this means that we strongly recommend that parents pack lunches that are free from nuts or nut products and discourage children from sharing food at all times. We understand that these measures will require extra thought when packing your child’s lunch. Your co-operation, however, will enable these children and their families to feel supported and safe in the school environment.
Students are allowed to keep their own asthma medication with them at school.
Parents of a student who has a doctor’s diagnosis for anaphylaxis are required to provide the school with a Medical Action Plan for their child annually.
School staff have undergone training in how to assist a student who is having an anaphylactic reaction (severe allergic reaction).
Epi-pens and medications are stored in the Sick Bay (School Office) so that easy access is assured if this medication is ever required. Students are also required to carry their own Epi-pen on themselves at all times in their bum bag.