Student Health

​​​​​​​First Aid

Teachers on supervision duty carry a First Aid Bag for minor injuries.  If a student requires ice or further aid they are sent to the school office First Aid room. Our office staff are First Aid trained and will determine if students need a rest, should go home or an ambulance should be called.

It is imperative that parent contact information be up-to-date so they can be easily contactable if their child is sick and needs to go home or there is a medical emergency.

Medication

Following Workplace, Health & Safety guidelines all medication (clearly labelled with the student's name and in the original packaging) needs to be delivered to our school office.  The parent or guardian is asked to complete a Medical Authority Form to allow the administration of medication each year. If there are severe or extenuating circumstances related to storage of medication, alternative arrangements are to be made in consultation with the school Principal.

Emergency Medications for Anaphylaxis, Diabetes & Epilepsy

Parents of a child requiring emergency medication need to provide the school with an Emergency Action Plan that is developed and signed by the prescribing health practitioner. Approved proformas may be used for children with anaphylaxis (refer to ASCIA link). Please see our school's Anaphylaxis Policy for more information.

This plan is reviewed annually, or whenever there are changes to the child's health needs, to ensure that it remains relevant for the child.  ASCIA (2010) Anaphylaxis Resources available at: http://www.allergy.org.au/content/view/10/3/

Allergies

Students enrolled at our school who suffer from significant health problems deserve and require a supportive and flexible school environment that understands and responds to their individual needs. We have a responsibility and duty of care to minimise the risk of an anaphylactic reaction by students in our care.​

Keeping Sick Students Hom​​​e

Please keep students home if they are unwell. Sick children do not perform well at school so please keep them home to rest and recover.  The best way to prevent the spread of germs is to wash hands often. Take your child to the doctor if you are worried.

Head ​​Lice

Head Lice is a recurring problem in most schools. The eradication of head lice requires the cooperation and concerted efforts of all parents to ensure the early detection and prompt treatment of any infestation.  Parents are requested to check their child's hair regularly as a proactive way to ensure Head Lice does not become a major problem in our school. Our Uniform Policy clearly states that students with shoulder length hair are to please have it tied back; this is another proactive way to stop the spread of Head Lice.

The procedures at school, once we become aware of a case of Head Lice, is to send notification home to all parents of that relevant year level. In this note, we ask for your assistance to check your child's hair and please treat and monitor this problem. We would ask that children who have Head Lice are not to come to school until their hair has been treated appropriately. It is not appropriate for our staff to individually check children's hair as this is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver.

For more information visit the "Managing Head Lice at Home" package available on the Queensland Health Website: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/165/351/head-lice

Sun Safety P​rocedures

All children are required to wear the school hat when participating in any outdoor activities (PE Lessons, daily fitness activities and play). Children without a correct hat will remain seated in the undercover area of the school. ​

Infectio​us Diseases

Parents are asked to advise the school at the earliest opportunity when their child has been diagnosed as suffering from an infectious disease such as chicken pox, diphtheria, mumps, whooping cough, measles, rubella (German measles), hepatitis etc.

Children suffering from an infectious disease should be kept at home until the risk of infection to other children is passed. A comprehensive table giving relevant information can be found at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/426820/timeout_poster.pdf. ​