Illness, Injuries, Medications and Medical plans
If a child has been ill and is taking prescribed medication, a form giving permission to administer medication with dosage times and amounts needs to be completed with a copy of the Doctors' medical prescription forwarded to the school office with the labelled medication. Any medication must be well labelled and expiry dates checked. All students who have an ongoing condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) must have an up to date treatment plan, including recent photo, completed by parents and their GP and lodged at the school at the beginning of each year or when their condition changes. Plan proformas are available from the front office.
If children have contracted an infectious disease such as measles, mumps, rubella or chicken pox they should be kept at home until they are well. Parents are advised to check with the school for minimum mandatory periods of absence. Families will be informed when there is an occurrence of an infectious disease at the school .
For more information on exclusion periods for communicable diseases please see the ACT Health Policy.
The ACT Department of Health advises that all students attending school in the ACT should be immunised against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and HIB (Influenza type B). We would ask that you check your child's current immunisation status to see whether it is complete for their age.