St Mary’s Parish School believes the responsibility for the health of the students is shared between the school and the parents. It is expected that the parent and child accept primary responsibility of their child’s health and safety and individuals with medical conditions, whilst attending St. Mary’s Parish School.
Medication Prescribed medication will be administered as directed by the child’s Doctor or as set out on the original bottle label by the pharmacist. Where children are required to take medication an 'Administration of Medication Form' must be completed and signed by a parent.
Any medication to be administered must be given to the office to be kept in a secure area. Only office staff or leadership team members may administer medication (unless outside school premises).
Please Note: This expectation is also applicable to school camps, however, we cannot administer the first dose of any medication.
Asthma and Anaphylaxis An Asthmatic and Anaphylaxis Register is maintained in the office. Teachers have been made aware of these children in their class (via information contained in class medical folders) and parents are encouraged to keep teachers informed of any concerns or developments regarding triggers. Parents are required to provide the school with an action plan for their child if they suffer from Asthma or Anaphylaxis. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that all inhalers and EpiPen’s are supplied and are up to date.
Head Lice Head lice continue to cause concern and frustration for some parents, teachers and children. If your child has head lice, they must remain at home until they have been treated. The school office is also to be informed so that information can be given to other parents that there is head lice in the school.
Information about head lice is available on the Queensland Health website by clicking here.
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.