Annandale campus (Pre-Prep to Year 6)
In the event of illness, Junior School students are to report to Reception for first aid. Staff are qualified with current First Aid certificates and attend to sick children in the Sick Bay located in the Front Office. Pre-Prep/Prep students will generally be treated within the Pre-Prep/Prep Centres. The staff will then contact parent/s to collect their child.
A medical form detailing the student’s medical history is to be completed as part of the enrolment process. Please ensure this medical form is up-to-date at all times.The use of medication is strictly controlled by staff. If you child requires medication, please provide the medication along with all dosage instructions to the Front Office/Pre-Prep Centre/Prep Centre.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC):
In the event of illness during OSHC, the staff will administer first aid and contact the parent/s to collect their child. Any medications required during OSHC should be given to the staff, along with detailed dosage instructions, for the staff to administer appropriately.
North Ward campus (Year 7-12)
The School employs Registered Nurses who are rostered on duty at our Health Centre seven days per week, primarily as a service to our boarders who obviously do not have access to medical care from home. The Nurse in Charge is Vanessa Saltmarsh.
Parents are asked to advise the School of any medical conditions or allergies their child may have. A medical information form will be sent home for completion during the first week of the academic year. Please ensure this medical form is up-to-date at all times.
The medical needs of boarders is met by the Registered Nurses who liaise with the School Doctor, and provide 7 days a week, 24 hour medical care in the School Health Centre. The School Doctor visits the Health Centre three times a week to attend to the boarder’s medical needs. Mrs Vanessa Saltmarsh is the Nurse in Charge and ensures that she forms a strong relationship with all the boarders and their families.
Boarding parents will be required to complete a detailed Medical Form about the child. Please ensure this form is fully completed and returned to the School prior to your child commencing school. Any changes should be communicated to the Health Centre staff as soon as possible. Boarding parents are encouraged to contact the nursing staff about all matters pertaining to their son’s or daughter’s health so that appropriate treatment or support can be given.
Medical and dental appointments should be made through the nursing staff to ensure that the nursing staff are aware of each boarder’s health needs and that appointments are not missed. All medications, except asthma puffers, should be given to the Health Centre to be dispensed as required. It is very important that all boarders have their own Medicare card. This should be handed to the Health Centre for safe keeping.
During School hours they are also available to day students in emergency or sudden illness situations. Day families are responsible for their own provision of non-prescription medications like throat lozenges or analgesics. For obvious reasons children should not be sent to School with pre-existing conditions that will require treatment at the Health Centre. If they are in need of such care then they should be kept at home for rest and treatment.
It is School policy that all students requesting to go home sick must report to the Health Centre first. The School Nurse will assess if the student can go back to class, or go home. If the student is too unwell to stay at school, the School Nurse will contact the parent/s and organise for pickup from the Health Centre only. Students reporting to Reception will be asked to go to the Health Centre for all medical concerns.
Students are requested not to bring medication to School unless it has been prescribed by a doctor to be taken during the day. This medication should be taken to the School Sister in the Health Centre who will then dispense it as necessary. Under no circumstances are students to give medication to other students.
For more information about the Health Centre, please contact the Nurse in Charge, Vanessa Saltmarsh on 4722 4944.