The Immunisation status of each child will be checked by the examination of immunisation cards at entry into Kindergarten, Pre Primary and Primary School.
Immunisation, either initial or boosters against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Poliomyelitis (Year 1) are given free by the Health Department. Details are forwarded to parents prior to school visits by the medical team.
Sudden sickness or minor accidents are normally attended to at school. In more serious cases, every endeavour is made to contact parents for children to be taken home. In extreme emergencies, medical attention may be sought before parents are notified at the discretion of the Principal.
In the event of a child suffering from the following, he/she must be excluded from the school for the period stated below:
- Pediculosis (Head Lice) – exclude from school until treatment has been successful and nits removed from hair.
- Chicken Pox – 7 days after onset or when granted a medical certificate.
- Measles (Notifiable disease) – 7 days after the appearance of rash or when granted a medical certificate.
- Rubella - exclude from school. Re-admit on recovery.
- Mumps – until given a medical certificate.
- Ringworm – until given a medical certificate.
- Impetigo (School Sores) – until effective treatment has been undertaken.
All Medication coming into the school should have a written instruction. This should be handed to Class Teacher.
One concern, which has increased over time, is that of allergies. Most are usually mild and rarely serious. However, a few of our children are highly allergic to some foods, insect venom or medication and can suffer an anaphylactic reaction.
In support of those children, nuts, nut products and items such as Peanut Paste has been withdrawn from the School grounds. Children are not to bring these items to school.
Parents can assist by giving their children food that does not contain these foods as one of the ingredients. Parents need to also be aware that traces of peanuts can be found in many foods. Parents need to ensure they know the ingredients of food coming into the school.
The sick bay is intended for temporary ailments only. Parents will be contacted if their child is unable to continue with school work. Parent's emergency contact details need to be kept current in case their child is sick or injured at school. Please do not send children to school if they are unwell as this results in your child being upset and spreading the illness and infection to other students and teachers.
Smoke Free Zone
The school grounds and buildings are a smoke free zone at all times and on all occasions.