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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 37.8 degrees
- 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.