Looking after your child’s health is an important aspect of our day-to-day role. On enrolment, parents will be asked to complete a Student Health Care Summary and confirmation of immunisation. As per Department of Education policy, students cannot enrol in Kindy if they are not immunised or there is not an immunisation plan.
We ask that, if anything changes, that you let us know so that we can update our records.
Parents of any student who require medicine, either long or short term, are required to complete a Form 3. Form 12 should be used to record the time, date and dose of the medicine taken by the student. Both forms are kept at the Bridge and are designed, by the Department to help your child safely manage their medicine. In many cases, because of the nature of the medicines themselves, they are locked in a cupboard. For obvious reasons, we ask that this process be followed rather than the child, regardless of their age, bringing their tablet to school and taking it unsupervised.
Parents are responsible for providing accurate dosages of tablets. When half a table is required, parents should pre-break the tablet before giving it to the school. Daily tablet boxes are used at hte school to assist the local management of a long-term medicine distribution.
Any auto injectors will be kept in a ziplock bag under their emergency plan in the staffroom. The exception to this is students in K or Pp where the plan is also duplicated for the Cadet Block kitchen and the auto-injector is kept in the clearly identified cupboard.
Emergency Medical Plans
There may be specific needs that your child has, and if they are one of those listed below, we’d ask that you speak with the Bridge and/or a member of the Leadership Team about how we can support them
If your child has one of the conditions below, we’d ask that you obtain and share with us a medical emergency plan from their doctor.
- Severe allergy/Anaphylaxis
- Mild & moderate allergies
- Seizures management
- Asthma management
A doctor’s emergency plan will be kept on record as part of keeping them safe
A copy of the emergency plans will be sent to parents at the start of each year to confirm that they are the most recent and accurate, we’d ask that you keep us updated on any changes.