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 Student Health

Accidents and illness

Should your child suffer from an accident or a sudden illness at school, office staff members will attempt to contact you by telephone. (Parents should advise the school of any changes to contact telephone numbers so that the school’s records are up-to-date and contact can be made in an emergency.)

The school will call an ambulance for medical emergencies.

Medication at school

No oral medication, including pain killers (paracetamol etc.) are to be given to students unless written directions are received from a medical practitioner through the parents. Parents are asked to complete a Medical Form re medication.

Students attending school with such medication are to report to the office where the medicine will be kept in a secure place, and the note retained for school records. Students should then report to the office for administration of the prescribed dosage.

Any medication for students that has to be taken during school hours is to be left at the school office and will be administered to students only on parents’ written instructions.

Under no circumstances should medication be left in classrooms or school bags except in the case of asthma medication or diabetic testing kits.

Dental Clinic

The State Health Department operates a School Dental Clinic, The students are given the opportunity to take advantage of this free service by contacting Logan District Health Service on Ph. 1300 300 850 to be directed to the appropriate facility.

Reducing the Spread of Infections

Infections with or without illness, are common in children. When children attend school they are exposed to a large number of children, increasing the opportunity for the spread of infectious diseases. It is not possible to prevent the spread of all infections and illnesses within schools, however a lot of illnesses from infectious disease can be prevented.

Please refer to the Recommended Exclusion Periods for Infectious Conditions produced by Queensland Health.

Headlice

Most children have head lice at some time in their school life.  Prompt attention with appropriate treatment is required and instructions for application and follow-up should be followed carefully.  Parents are encouraged to seek medical advice if necessary.

Specific Heath Related Issues

A reminder to all parents that due to severe (life threatening) allergic reactions of some children in our school, we are trying to make the P-6 classes peanut and tree nut free. We also have two children with cystic fibrosis who are very susceptible to chest infections and need to be alerted should a child be infected with an illness such as whooping cough, even severe cold and flu. Please inform your child’s teacher should your child be recovering from or suffering from this type of illness so we can quarantine these susceptible children.  Please click on the links below for more detailed correspondence regarding these issues.

  Allergies                 Cystic Fibrosis

Peanut Products Management

We have a number of students enrolled in our school who have severe anaphylactic reactions to certain products, such as peanuts and tree nuts. For these students, this reaction can be sudden and life threatening.  As parents, we all want the best for our students, and if we can foresee a potential threat to our students we have a moral and legal obligation to minimise that threat.

With that in mind, we are asking all families with students in the Early Years (Prep to year two) to eliminate where possible all peanut and tree nut products from their child’s school menu, as students of this age are not capable of being self regulating in regards to their diet. This would mean eliminating nuts and products containing nuts (peanuts and tree nuts) from your child’s lunch box, such as peanut butter/paste, muesli bars that contain nuts, and Nutella.

We are asking students in Years 3-6 to be aware of the foods they eat and if they have peanut or tree nut products, to refrain from eating in the junior eating area, or coming into contact other students unless their hands and mouth have been thoroughly washed and dried.

If packaged goods say “may contain traces of peanuts/nuts” these are okay and are considered to be low risk.