Student Illness

As you can imagine, schools are great places for infectious diseases to spread, so it is important adults take on the responsibility to ensure the potential for infection is minimised.

Gastro and flu type illnesses are once again amongst us and so it is timely to remind parents that if your child is presenting with vomiting, diarrhoea, coughs or other infectious illness symptoms that they should remain absent from school for a minimum period of 24 hours after symptom cessation. This is so that they do not infect others.

This includes any student who has a temperature above 37.5 C. This has been particularly problematic in Prep School recently with students being given medicine at home masking fever. Please do not sent your unwell child to school.

Chicken pox, shingles and measles are notifiable infectious diseases. If your child has one of these diseases verified by a doctor it is important you notify the school immediately.

It is important that we all adhere to this policy to minimise student and staff illness during the school year.

Thank you for your support

Sharon Bowering

School Nurse