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Medical Care

Read our policies for dealing with illnesses and the administration of medicine.

Illnesses Occurring During the School Day

If your son or daughter becomes unwell and the class teacher/tutor feels that they may not be well enough to participate in lessons, the student will be referred to the school nurse on site. After further observation, if the student is clearly not well enough to return to class, you may be telephoned to collect your child. Please be aware that it is the responsibility of the parents to collect an unwell child, and that the school cannot provide a driver in such circumstances. Please ensure that school always has updated contact phone numbers. 

In the unlikely event of a more serious incident occurring at school, parents will be telephoned to inform them of the accident and if deemed necessary, they will be asked to meet the child and the School Nurse at school who will support them in getting to the hospital. Payment of medical care is the responsibility of the parent.

Asthma, Allergies and Infectious Illnesses

In order for us to ensure the health and safety of your son or daughter, please advise us of any medical problems such as an allergy to food or materials, epilepsy, asthma, or anything that you think is important for the school to know. Please ensure that the initial health questionnaire has been completed and any updates are sent to desk@bsn.org.cn
Arrangements can be made for you to meet with the school nurse who will put in place an individualised healthcare plan for your child if there is a need for one. 

Children are not allowed to attend school in these conditions:

  • If your child’s temperature is above 37.3 degrees cellcius 
  • If your child has been vomiting or has diarrhoea (students can return 48 hours after symptoms cease)
  • If your child has been coughing for an extended period of time, has green/ yellow nasal discharge.
  • If your child has red eye producing discharge or a sore ear.

If your child has been diagnosed with any serious contagious disease, please notify the school immediately and keep your child at home. The nurse will advise if you need a letter from your doctor to say your child is safe to return to school, following certain diseases.

Administration of Medicine

Medication can only be prescribed and administered by a trained, authorized professional. 

School nurses require a prescription from a doctor with the doctor's signature and stamp in order to administer any medication to a child. If this cannot be provided, a family representative known to the school will need to give written authorisation for medicine to be given to the student.