Student Medical Information
It is essential for your child’s protection and ours, that we are fully aware of necessary treatment and medication requirements. Please ensure that all medical information is current and up to date on admission cards. Where medical conditions or allergic reactions exist, we ask that parents complete Health Care forms available on our website under ‘FORMS’ or from the school office as soon as possible.
Parents have a responsibility to inform school staff if:
- A student is carrying medication to school, what form the medication takes e.g. Tablet, mixture, inhaler, and for what reason.
- Any student who has a medical condition which may require staff to take emergency action.
- Any medication which may require school staff assistance.
- There is a need for safe storage. Is the student carrying medication which may be a danger to other students?
All medication brought to school must be clearly labelled with the student’s name, drug’s name and strength. Where prescribed medication is necessary, instructions from prescribing doctor are required. If the student has medication to be administered at school, parents must contact an administrator accordingly and complete relevant documentation.
A trained nursing sister visits the school periodically to carry out screening of Kindergarten and Pre-primary students, routine medical checks of referred students.
Pediculosis – (Head Lice and/or Nits)
Parents are responsible for checking for head lice. Please advise the school if head lice are detected so other parents can be advised. If a student is detected with head lice parents will be contacted for immediate treatment. It is advisable to check your child’s hair regularly. Please notify the school if you find head lice and contact your local chemist for treatment advice. The child may return to school after treatment.
Please click here for the detailed information regarding gastroenteritis from the Deaprtment of Health WA.