Health

Nurse

We don’t have a nurse at the school permanently. We have a visiting nurse, Rosemary who comes once a week. If you have any questions for her, please leave a message at the office.

First Aid

We have a sick bay located in the office. This has many facilities to aid in First Aid when needed. This includes two beds for unwell children to have a rest and wait to be collected.

We have a few staff members who are trained in Senior First aid and hold current certificates, including CPR. All staff members are trained on Epi Pen administration and Asthma Awareness.

Sickness

In the event of a child being sick, all efforts are made to contact a parent or legal guardian. All parents are asked to ensure that the school has a phone number or address at which they can be contacted.

Parents are asked to assist the school by ensuring that the school’s records of such information as telephone number, address, place of work, person who can be contacted in an emergency, etc. are current and accurate.

Medication

If your child requires medication during school hours, please come to the front office and complete the necessary forms. This is a legal requirement before any medication can be administered.

If your child has an ongoing medical complaint, eg. Asthma, Epilepsy, Bee allergy etc, please complete a Medical Action Plan.

Infectious deseases

For your information, the following are the exclusion periods for infectious diseases. In all cases, children can be re-admitted on a Medical Certificate stating that the child is no longer likely to convey the infection.

Period of exclusion

Chicken Pox

At least 5 days after the eruption first appears. IF WELL.

Conjunctivitis

Until discharge from eyes has ceased.

Hand, Foot and Mouth

Until all blisters have crusted.

Influenza-like illness

Until child has recovered.

Mumps

9 days after onset of symptoms.

School Sores (Impetigo)

Until treatment has commenced. Sores on exposed surfaces must be covered with a dressing.

Pediculus Capitis (Head Lice)

Until hair has been treated and free from lice and live eggs. (Please check all family members at regular intervals.)

Ringworm

Until the day after medical treatment has commenced.

Measles

Children who contract measles are excluded from school until they can produce a medical certificate of recovery. If an outbreak of measles occurs in the school, children not immunized (or who do not have evidence of previous measles infection) may be excluded for a period of 13 days.