Hello and welcome to the new school year. Please see the following information for new and continuing families regarding the Health Centre.
The Health Centre is available to care for the health needs of all students during the school day 08:30 am 3:30pm.
If your child requires emergency medication in the case of allergy / anaphylaxis / diabetes / these are stored in the health centre. For those parents of students in year 3-12 (who haven’t already) please bring your child’s emergency medication to the health centre as soon as possible. You will be contacted by phone or mail if new care plans are required or medications become expired. Please follow up with this promptly. If your child requires emergency Asthma medications you are welcome to keep them at the health centre, however, asthmatic students should carry a puffer at all times. This is particularly important on days when engaging in PE, or extra-curricular activities.
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and the Western Sydney University have recently released a video aimed at educating parents on how to effectively communicate with schools about their child’s food allergy. Check out the Transitioning to School with Food Allergy video here.
If your child requires medication during school hours it is to be delivered to and stored at the health centre. It should remain in its original packaging with your child’s name and administration details clearly visible. Written permission for its administration should be provided to the registered nurse. Forms are available in the health centre or you can email the registered nurse at email@example.com. The RN on duty will ensure your child’s medication is returned to them at the end of the school day.
Thank you for your support, we look forward to working together with you this year.
Sharon Bowering & Sally Leonard
School Nurses / Registered Nurses