Medical and Sickness Policies
Our College is committed to the health and well being of all students. An important part of this commitment is our student health and personal care management policy. We acknowledge that parents/guardians retain primary responsibility for their child's health care. This includes responsibilities for providing accurate, up-to-date relevant information for staff regarding children's routine and emergency health care needs annually.
The school does not have the facilities or training to care for sick students other than provide First Aid. If a student has recently contracted an illness, is infectious and/or needs rest and recuperation, his or her care generally is the responsibility of the family.
Illness or Injury at School
- Minor injuries will be treated by the First Aid Attendants.
- We will contact you if your child is sick and we feel it is necessary for them to go home.
- Any ongoing care eg. replacements bandages, dressing changes are the responsibility as of the parent/guardian as first aid given is for first aid only, not on going treatment.
- If your child becomes ill or is injured at school First Aid is available.
- In an emergency, staff will administer emergency First Aid and contact an ambulance and family contacts as required. (Ambulance cost is covered by the school's ambulance membership. The Education Department regulations prohibit school staff from transporting sick or injured children.)
- As much as possible, we encourage you to administer medication outside of school hours, eg 3 times a day can be taken in the morning (before school), afternoon (straight after school), and bedtime.
- Only medication prescribed by a doctor can be administered to students.
- A medication form completed by a Doctor must accompany all medication. This includes analgesics and other medication that can be bought over the counter.
- Medication must be provided in the original pharmacist container with the label from the pharmacy. Pharmacists will provide additional containers to keep extra medication at home.
- We can not administer the first dose of any medication.
- An adult must bring any medication for primary and middle school students to the front office (along with the appropriate forms), where it will be stored in a locked cupboard. (Medication will only be returned to an adult). Exceptions to this must be specified in the "Health Care Plan", "Medication Plan" or "Asthma Record Card."
- Senior school students : self medication is acceptable and only the daily requirement of medication should be brought to school.
- The School must be notified if a student is self-medicating and and a completed Medication Plan signed by a doctor must be provided.
Click here to download the Medical, Sickness & First Aid Policy
Click here to download the Medication Plan Form
Click here to download the Medical and Health Information Form