The school is required to report various communicable diseases to the Department of Health. Various communicable diseases require exclusion from the school. Full information can be found in the Communicable Disease Guidelines.
If you are worried about a child’s health, always seek medical advice or call healthdirect Australia on telephone 1800 022 222 (24 hours).
Medical Emergency Plans
The above form needs to be updated annually and each time the child’s management plan is changed. Any medication required needs to be supplied at the time of submitting this form.
If your child has anaphylaxis, please disregard the “boxed section” of the above document and ensure your doctor completes and SIGNS the Action Plan for Anaphylaxis and return it to the office together with the above form.
Student Medication Request/Record
Where possible student medication should be administered:-
By the parent/guardian at home in times other than school hours; or
By the parent/guardian who should come to the school to administer the medication.
As this is not possible in all instances, The Principal has approved certain school staff to administer prescribed medication to students.
The doctor prescribing the medication is to be aware the school staff will administer or supervise the administering of medication to students. The doctor is to provide any additional information to staff regarding special requirements that may exist for the administration of the medication. The parent/guardian need to complete the form below. Both parts of the form are to be completed and the bottom slip detached and taken to the teacher by the parent/guardian.
Prescribed student medication that is to be administered by staff should be stored in a container/zip locked bag clearly showing the name of the student, the name of the medication, the dosage and frequency and presented – with this form, to the front office.