Children's Health & Welfare
Please remember that sick children must be kept home. The sick bay provides for minor upsets at school. The school’s policy is to contact the parents if the illness is protracted or of a serious nature, so that children can be taken home. It is imperative that the school has your daily contact number and/or that of a responsible friend who can be relied upon in an emergency. If this information changes, please notify the school immediately.
If your child’s health status changes (eg, he/she develops allergies, asthma, etc.) please ensure that the Principal is made aware of this change immediately. This will ensure that the necessary knowledge and precautions are drawn to the attention of all staff.
If medication is to be taken at school, written instructions must be handed to the teacher. If your child suffers from asthma, an inhaler must accompany him/her in their bag. The school does have an inhaler, which can be applied in an emergency.
The school possesses a well-maintained first aid kit. We also have a number of appropriate kits, which are always taken on excursions.
This annual screening is carried out by a school-nursing sister who will:
The school provides, through the City of Manningham, for the children in Year Prep to receive their triple antigen and Sabin boosters. All Year 6 children are also given the opportunity to receive the Rubella or German Measles vaccine at the school.
Unfortunately head lice continue to be prevalent in all schools. Please notify the school if your child does become infected. We are then able to arrange an inspection for children in that grade through the City of Manningham’s Health Services.
Head Lice procedure:
Infectious Diseases Exclusion Table
At least five days from the appearance of the rash.
For at least seven days after the onset of the rash or until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.
For four weeks or until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.
To be excluded until treated. Effective lotion is available from most pharmacies.
To be excluded until treated.
To be excluded until treated and all sores are covered.
To be excluded until fully recovered
To be excluded until fully recovered and at least one week after eruptions occur.