Please keep us informed, for appropriate action, about any infectious diseases in your family or any long-term medical conditions about which we should know.
WHEN DO YOU KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME?
Head Lice - Children with live lice are excluded from school until the day after their hair has been treated. This includes shampooing with an approved lotion and combing out most of the eggs. Long hair should be tied back to minimise cross infection.
Ringworm - Exclude until child has received antibiotic treatment for 24 hours.
Conjunctivitis - Cannot attend school until discharge from eye ceases.
Chicken Pox - Cannot attend school for at least 5 days after rash appears, even if well, unless with a medical certificate and until crusts form.
Measles - Cannot attend school for 4 days from appearance of rash.
Mumps - Cannot attend school 9 days from onset of symptoms.
Impetigo (School Sores) - Excluded 24 hours after antibiotic treatment commenced. Lesions covered with waterproof dressing.
* (Information supplied by the Department of Health)
POLICY FOR ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
Where possible, parents should ask their doctor if prescribed medication can be taken out of school hours. Where this is not possible, the following procedure must apply:
Student medication forms must be completed by the prescribing doctor and parent/guardian for prescription medication to be administered at school.
- Ask the Doctor to fill in Section 3
- Parents fill in Sections 1 and 2
- Label all medication
- Bring both Sections 1, 2 and 3 with the medication to school.
Forms are available from the office and we ask parents to co-operate with these requirements.
- No medication, either prescribed or “over the counter” (cough mixture etc), can be given unless accompanied by the above forms.
Medical Action Plan
- If your child has a medical condition that may require urgent action, please ensure the child’s teacher is supplied with an Emergency Action Plan. The office can supply this form.
DUTY OF CAREPlease make every effort to keep children at home if they are unwell as they often become distressed. Children who become ill will be cared for until parents are notified. Occasionally, despite precautions, accidents happen. Minor injuries are treated by our First Aid Officer but if serious the parent will be notified or the child taken home. If this is not possible, the child will be taken to the Doctor indicated on the Admission Card or to Princess Margaret Hospital.
NOTE :t is essential parents provide emergency contact numbers and notify the school immediately of any change of phone number or address.