We are a registered SunSmart School.
Children who are known to be, or suspected of being ill should NOT be sent to school. Our sick bay is for emergency care of children who become ill at school. If a child becomes ill or has an accident at school the parent or contact person will be contacted and informed about its nature and seriousness. Parents may deem it necessary to seek an immediate medical opinion and/or take the child home.
The Ministry of Education requires the following exclusion table to be observed in cases of common infectious diseases.
Chicken Pox For at least (7) days after the beginning of the illness.
Measles For at least (7) days from the appearance of the rash, or until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.
Mumps Until at least 14 days after the onset of symptoms.
Rubella Until ten (10) days have passed since the (German Measles) appearance of the rash.
Impetigo (School Sores) Until treated and covered.
Pediculosis (Head Lice) The occurrence of head lice is an ever increasing problem that schools face today. Our sick bay attendant conducts regular head lice inspections. Children suffering from Pediculosis will be given written notification and where practicable parents will be contacted. As head lice are extremely contagious, students will be excluded from school until treatment has commenced. Parents are given current product information and methods of treatment.
Please inquire about less usual infectious conditions. Remember that a sick child should be kept at home.MedicationMedication can be given provided that the parent completes a Confidential
Record at the office. All medication must be clearly labelled. Regular medication is administered by our Sickbay attendant. Please Note: Staff are unable to administer medication like Panadol, eye drops and ear drops.
We keep a small quantity of clothing at school for minor emergencies. Please return this clothing to your child's teacher.Donation of suitable clothing for this use would be gladly received.
If your child suffers from asthma please ensure that you fill in the Asthma Management Plan, available at the General Office, so that appropriate care and attention can be given to your child in the event of an asthma attack.
Emergency Phone Numbers
In order that emergency files in the office are always correct, please notify us immediately of any change in
parent employment and telephone number
It is in your child's interest that school records are kept accurate.
Children are required to wear hats or caps when outside during the hotter months in Terms 1 and 4. Children who do not bring appropriate hats or caps will be required to stay in the shady areas under cover in the school grounds.
Children must wear appropriate clothing during the year.
For example, singlets and tank tops are not acceptable as they do not provide adequate protection in the summer months nor sufficient covering in the winter.