Health and Medical 

If your child has a medical condition you need to inform the school’s principal and your child’s teacher. In particular, the school needs to know if your child has any serious medical conditions such as:

  • epilepsy

  • haemophilia

  • asthma

  • diabetes

  • severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis.

Working together and keeping in touch

The campus will work with you to develop a health support plan for your child’s medical condition or illness. This plan will be attached to your child’s school records for reference and for use in emergencies.

To make sure the plan is effective, it is important to keep information about your child’s medical conditions up-to-date. If there is a change in your child’s care plan or medication, you should advise the school as soon as possible, either by phone, in writing or in person.

Taking medication at school

If your child needs to take medication during school hours please talk with their teacher about necessary arrangements and provide written instructions for storing and administering the medication.
You may also need to provide this information again when your child goes on school excursions or attends school camps.

It’s also a good idea to consider having your child wear a medical alert bracelet as these provide essential information in times of emergency.

 

Head Lice

Periodically head lice occur at school. A Head Lice Check Consent form must be signed upon enrolment. Parents are advised to make regular inspections of their child’s hair. When live head lice are found, children are NOT permitted to return to school until treatment has been completed.

More information

Infectious Diseases

Some illnesses require children to be kept at home whilst infectious. This attachment (*Schedule 7)was supplied by Department of Health and posted on the website on 24 August 2014.

Schedule 7

Disease

Exclusion period

German Measles

At least seven days

Measles

At least seven days

Whooping Cough           

Medical certificate of four weeks

Head Lice

To be excluded until treated.

Scarlet Fever

Medical Certificate

Hepatitis

Medical Certificate

Ringworm

To be excluded until treated.

Impetigo

To be excluded until treated – sores to be covered.

Mumps

Until fully recovered

Chicken Pox

Until fully recovered

Conjunctivitis

Until discharge from eyes has ceased

Diarrhoea

Until diarrhoea ceases