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Student Health Care

F.Coffield
Last Updated: 21/11/2017


Health Care

When a student is unwell and the teacher is satisfied that this is so, the child’s parent or nominated person will be contacted to collect their child from school.  Students will wait to be collected in their class area.  In an emergency situation parents should endeavour to take responsibility for their child.  If parents or the nominated emergency contact is not available all reasonable measures will be taken to ensure that medical attention is given as soon as possible.

An appointed Community Health Nurse visits Seaforth Primary School on a regular basis.  The nurse liaises closely with the school staff regarding any health issues at the school and also conducts regular screening activities for the Health Department of WA.

Medical Action Plans

Students with special medical needs at school must have a Medical Action Plan.  Medical Action Plans are developed in conjunction with your child’s doctor or specialist. Medical Action Plans must be reviewed by the parents on a regular basis.  The plan should be discussed with the teacher and a member of the schools administration at least at the commencement of each school year.  The school must be notified immediately if the plan is to be changed and a new copy of the plan should be supplied to the school.

Medical Details

It is important that medical details are kept up to date on the schools’ records.  Medical information is requested upon enrolment of new students.  Please ensure that the school has your child’s most up to date medical details.  If your circumstances should change during the year please notify the school immediately.

Medications at School

Teachersare not responsible for administering medications at school, however, in particular circumstances permission may be obtained to administer medications at school.  A form must be obtained from the School Office and completed before any medication is dispensed.  In the event where medication is required on an ongoing basis, a doctor’s instructions and signature will also be required. 

Immunisation / Non Attendance for Health Reasons

Children receive all of their early immunisations prior to school entry (4-5 years).  The school requires a copy of immunisation records for all new students upon enrolment.  In the event of a student contracting a medical condition that may be infectious, contagious or other wise harmful to the health of another person at the school, any student who has not been immunised and has been in close contact with that student may be excluded from school for a period of time as advised by Executive Director of Public Health or a registered medical practitioner.

Likewise any student who is known to have contracted a medical condition that may be infectious, contagious or other wise harmful to the health of another person at the school will be excluded from school for a period of time as advised by the Executive Director of Public Health or a registered medical practitioner.  In this situation parents will be required to collect their child from school.  This includes head lice.

For health reasons hair should be kept tidy and tied back if longer than collar length.  If head lice are noticed at school parents will be contacted and required to collect their child and treat the head lice.  A letter of this effect will be sent home to all children in the class asking parents to check their child.


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