It is hoped that children will not have to take medication at school. Parents should endeavour, as far as possible, to ensure that children requiring medication do so at home. In cases where this is not possible, the school has to follow strict guidelines in the handling and administering of medication, and always has the right to refuse to administer medication.

Parents should always inform the school of any medication requirements and should ask the class teacher to supervise the administration of the medication. The medication must be given to, and kept with, the class teacher along with detailed time and dosage instructions.

Under no circumstances should medication be sent to school for the child to self-administer. (This however does not apply to children who are trained in the use of asthma puffers).

Parents of children requiring ongoing prescribed medication need to meet with the Principal and complete the appropriate legal forms.

Health and Immunisation

It is possible that some time during a child’s education, he/she may contract one of the common diseases of childhood. It is important that the school is contacted ASAP with regard to any of these issues. The minimum period of absence from school is as follows:-

Measles: Exclude for 5 days from appearance of the rash or until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.
German Measles:
Exclude for 7 days from appearance of rash.
Chicken Pox: Exclude for 7 days after the last spots appear.
Mumps: Exclude for 14 days from the onset of the swelling.
(Head Lice)
Exclude until head is completely treated, neither nits nor lice being present.
Ringworm: Exclude until a medical certificate is produced stating the lesions are inactive.
Exclude until discharge from eye has ceased. 
Impetigo: Exclude only if on exposed surfaces, such as scalp, face, hands and legs.
Whooping Cough: Exclude for 5 days after antibiotics.

It is required that an Immunisation Certificate be attached to your child’s enrolment form which confirms that your child has been immunised.