Student Health

Medication at school

Should a student be prescribed by his/her medical practitioner to take medication while at school, the following procedure will apply:
 
  • The parent or guardian must in the first instance complete a school medication form.
  • The student's medication, with the pharmacist's written instruction on the container, must be lodged at the school office for security purposes. Written permission from a parent/legal guardian on the school's official medication form must accompany all medication brought to school.
  • Administering of medication will be carried out by an adult staff member at the school office.
  • Non-prescribed medications, for example, Panadol, must have a prescription by your doctor if it is to be administered by staff. Otherwise they should not be brought to school.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that medication is taken home each afternoon.
 
 

Reducing the Spread of Infections

Infections with or without illness, are common in children. When children attend school they are exposed to a large number of children, increasing the opportunity for the spread of infectious diseases. It is not possible to prevent the spread of all infections and illnesses within schools, however a lot of illnesses from infectious disease can be prevented.
 
Please refer to the Recommended Exclusion Periods for Infectious Conditions produced by Queensland Health.
 
 

Headlice

What happens if your child gets head lice?
 
DON’T PANIC – Most children have head lice at some time in their school life. Begin treatment immediately and check for effectiveness. (For more information see the Queensland Health Website).
 
Send your child back to school as soon as effective treatment has commenced. Your child is not a risk to others as long as treatment has commenced.
 
Let your child's teacher know. It is most likely that others in the class also have head lice. We can then advise all families to check every 2 days (and treat if head lice are found). This decreases the chance of your child getting head lice back again.