ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
In the event of a child being either ill at school, or involved in an accident, the following procedure will be followed:
Minor Ailments - basic first aid care and monitoring of student in the First Aid Area
Serious Ailments/Injuries - the school will contact the Parent/Caregiver to pick up the child from the school. The emergency contact, which could be a relative, friend or neighbour will be contacted if the Parents/ Caregivers cannot be reached.
Extreme ailments/injuries - The child will be taken to the local doctor or sent by ambulance to hospital for treatment.
All First Aid treatment is recorded on forms, which are kept in the First Aid Area.
It is important that emergency contacts and phone numbers as well as Parent/Caregiver phone numbers are kept up to date so that the school is able to contact you in case of emergency.
Students requiring medication during school hours need to have a medication plan completed and signed by the doctor. No other medication can be administered.
The school encourages parents to talk to their doctor to try and make medicine administration times to be before and after school if possible.
Students with any medical conditions ie: Asthma, Diabetes, Allergies are required to provide the school with an up to date health care plan completed by their doctor. It is advisable that these plans are updated annually.
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES AND INFECTIONS
- Conjunctivitis: stay at home until there is no discharge from the eyes.
- Impetigo (School Sores): stay at home until the sores are fully healed or are treated and properly covered with adhesive dressing.
- Influenza: stay at home until symptoms have disappeared.
- Ringworm: If the ringworm is confined to a part which is kept covered the child may attend school. If it is elsewhere the child must stay home until free of infection.
- Scabies: stay at home until treated and certified as free from infection.
- Scarlet Fever: stay at home until treated and certified free from infection.
- Whooping Cough: stay at home for 2 weeks from onset of illness until a medical certificate of recovery is obtained.
- Head lice: stay at home until effective treatment has been carried out. Shampoos can be obtained from a chemist and school card holders can obtain shampoo from the school free of charge. Keep a regular check on your child’s hair and notify the school if Head Lice is found.
- Chicken Pox: stay at home until all blisters have scabbed over, minimum of 5 days after rash first appears or until fully recovered.
- Fifth Disease:("Slap Face"): Contagious before rash appears. Students are not required to stay at home unless feeling unwell.
Children may contract a number of contagious diseases and infections during their school life. Families are advised to keep up with the immunisation of their children.
It is important that families advise the school if their child has a contagious disease so that the school community can be notified. Guidelines as to how long a child should remain at home if they have a particular condition follows:
A School Dental Clinic Enrolment Form is available
from the front office. The School Dental Clinic is located at:
CYH (Child & Youth Health)- Child & Family Health Division 0-12
As part of CYH services to young children, the CYH nurse visits preschools, kindergartens and Child Parent Centres to provide Health checks on vision, hearing, height, weight and general development. This health check is important to children in order to give every child the opportunity to reach his/her educational potential.If your child did not receive this health check prior to starting school, please ring your local CYH office on:8282 2922 to arrange an appointment.