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Health

 

Medication

School staff may administer medication to a student if there is a written request from the parent. Each request is filed in a Medication Register. All medication needs a pharmacist’s label, clearly marking the student’s name, dosage and times to be administered. 

Please contact administration for more information. 
 

Administration Of Medication To Students Suffering From Asthma

The recommended procedure is as follows:
  • Parents or legal guardians provide written permission for students to administer their own medication as deemed necessary by the student.
  • Students are responsible for their inhalers at all times. It is not a requirement that inhalers are stored in a central location as required for other medications.
  • Students should not be denied access to their inhalers.
  • It is requested that parents submit an Asthma Plan at the beginning of each year. These plans need to be completed by your child’s doctor.
 

First Aid

An adult with a current First Aid Certificate will administer basic first aid to all students who report an injury at school. Each treatment is recorded in the School Accident Register. Where the accident is of a more serious nature, the parent will be advised.
 

Illness at School

Students, who become ill at school or have an accident that prevents them from participating in normal classroom activities, will be directed to the sick room. If after a period of observation, it is apparent that they are not well enough to return to class, the parents will be contacted. It is important that Administration has current student records including emergency contact phone numbers. Please advise of any change of details as soon as possible. The school does not distribute or administer any pain relievers e.g. aspirin, paracetamol, unless there are written directions or prescriptions from a doctor.
 

Ambulance

In the event of a severe accident or sudden illness, the Ambulance will be called to attend to the child, and, if necessary, escort that child to the nearest hospital or doctor.
As it is our policy to make urgent contact with the parent/carer or nominee in such cases, it is essential that you are diligent in providing the school administration with up to date contact phone and mobile phone numbers. It is essential that our files remain current and accurate.
In addition to your own contact numbers we request the name and phone numbers of two or three emergency contact people who will be able to respond to an emergency situation involving your child on your behalf.
 

Head Lice

Head lice, unfortunately now appear to be part of our lives! They spread through close contact of heads or by using items such as combs, brushes, hats, etc. of an infected person immediately after they have used them. To try to limit the spread of head lice, our school policy is that children do not borrow or lend personal items listed above. When occurrences are reported to the school, letters are sent home to all children from the particular group affected. It is essential on receipt of this note that you inspect your child’s hair, and then return the tear off slip to the class teacher.
 

Infectious Diseases

It is better for children who are physically unwell to stay home from school, remaining in the care of a parent, friend or family member.  For more information consult the departments Infectious diseases and exclusion periods schedule.
 

School Dentist

The school dental van visits the school every second year. Forms seeking approval are sent home prior to any visit.
It is your decision whether or not your child/children are seen by the dentist. If children require emergency dental treatment, the van can be contacted via Caloundra Hospital on 1300 300 850 or direct on 0409 721 935. This service is provided free, by the Department of Health. 

 

Free Dress Days

At nominated times students are invited to participate in Free Dress Days to celebrate special occasions or to support chosen benefits. A gold coin donation is often required to support the choice of free dress. Clothing worn on these days is required to reflect safety policies and hence must include covered shoes suitable for all activities, wide brimmed hats and tops with sleeves.  The school policy requires all students to wear full school uniform.