It is a Department for Education requirement that we have a current Health Care Plan for all students who need individual health care and support, whether complex, short or long term. A Health Care Plan, signed by you and your health professional must be completed if your child suffers from or needs assistance with:
- Epilepsy or Seizures
- Allergies: Severe (Analphylaxis) and Mild
- Mental Health Issues
- Personal Care Support (eg, assistance with continence care, eating and drinking or transfer and positioning)
- Special Aid or Equipment
Some students have a severe nut or food allergy which can result in anaphylaxis and can be life threatening. Everyone needs to be aware that nuts and some foods can be highly dangerous for some people. You will be informed by letter if there is a student in your child’s class that has a severe food allergy. Our Canteen does not sell nut products and we seek your cooperation in avoiding nuts and nut products such as peanuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, coconut, nut muesli bars, peanut paste, nutella and similar products when packing recess, lunch and party food.
Staff members can assist with medication that is detailed on a current Health Care Plan and Medication Authority. If your child is required to take antibiotics, we have been advised that before school, after school and at night times are suitable times for this to occur. The school will not give pain relief medication to children except when specifically negotiated with parents through their health professional and detailed on a Health Care Plan and Medication Authority. Analgesics are not kept in the school. School staff cannot administer eye or ear drops.
Further information about Medication Management can be found in the Medication in Education and Care Services brochure.