On enrolment, details of your child’s immunisation record (AIR History Statement) and a completed student Health Care Summary (HCS) form is recorded for each child. This provides an overview of your child’s health care needs and information for use in a case of communicable disease and/or a medical emergency while at school.
For more specific health care needs, one or more forms must be completed, signed and returned if the HCS indicates your child requires medical support or supplies whilst at school. More serious conditions eg: anaphylaxis, require the students Health Care Plan to be signed and reviewed annually by a medical professional.
Please advise the school immediately if an existing plan needs to be changed or a new plan needs to be developed.
Short term medication can be administered during school hours upon completion of a Form 3 (available at the office) for Temporary Administration of Medication.
All student medication is to be to be signed in and stored in the Student Medical room.
Update from the Public Health Nurse: August 2020
Health Information for Parents of Upper Primary School children and a Scoliosis Pamphletis being distributed to Year 6 students. Information on Colour Blindness can be found here on our website.
A brochure on Scoliosis has been distributed to all Year 6 students. Please read through the information provided and check your child for scoliosis as described in the leaflet. If you have any concerns, please contact your General Practitioner.
Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It can be detected by a simple examination of the back.
The normal spine has three curves – one in the neck, on in the upper back and one in the lower back. These curves can be seen from the side, but when you look from behind the spine should appear straight. If the spine has a sideways curve, this is scoliosis.
A brochure on colour blindness has been distributed to all Pre Primary students. If you have any concerns, colour vision testing can be performed by some General Practitioners, Eye specialists or Optometrists.
Colour blindness means that a person cannot distinguish some colours or see the colours differently to other people. Very few people who are colour blind are ‘blind’ to all colours. Commonly, the colours seen differently are greens, yellows, oranges and reds.
The Information brochure on colour blindness for all students can be found on your school website from this year.
For more information please see the Colour Blind Awareness and Support Group on http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~doverton/