It is best for your child to remain at home if they are unwell in the morning. However, should they become ill at school they will be attended to by a First Aid attendant in the Sick Bay. Parents/ guardians or your emergency contact person will be notified to arrange transport home, if the student requires medical attention. To this end it is vital that student contact details are up to date.
If your child requires regular medication to be administered during school hours parents/guardians need to complete a medication administration form and send the medication to school, clearly labelled, and it will be held in the locked first aid cabinet available for use by your child under the supervision of the First Aid attendant. The School does not keep a supply of painkillers/analgesia (Panadol or other medication) for student use.
A treatment action plan should be supplied for students with asthma or any other illness that may require first aid assistance at school. In particular, medical conditions like epilepsy, haemophilia, diabetes, anaphylaxis or severe allergic reactions. This plan will be attached to your child’s school records. Parents/Guardians will also need to provide this information again when your child attends school excursions or camps.
Each student who is at risk of anaphylaxis is required to have a management plan that has been developed in consultation with the parents/guardians and medical practitioner. Prevention strategies for each student at risk of anaphylaxis must be developed for both in school and out of school settings.
Please feel free to contact our First Aid Attendant to discuss or update your child’s details. Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.