Health Care

SICK BAY

The College has a Sick Bay situated in the Administration Building and student care is coordinated by a staff member qualified in First Aid and CPR, and Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management.

Ordinarily, students accessing Sick Bay will be sent there by a class or duty teacher.

The following points provide a brief outline of the assistance process:

  • Students must enter the Administration building via the Student Access doorway
  • When in need of urgent care (i.e. bleeding, head injuries, fractures, asthma or other respiratory distress), students will be taken straight into Sick Bay and be given immediate care by a qualified First Aid Officer. An ambulance will be called if required, and Parents contacted.
  • For vague symptoms of headache or feeling sick, students will be asked if they have eaten or had a drink. A drink of water will be supplied by staff and, if students have not eaten, they may be asked to eat something from their lunch box. Students will rest in Sick Bay for 10-15 minutes and then be returned to class;
  • If a student is still feeling sick after 10 – 15 minutes (or if a student who returned to class comes back to Sick Bay with the same complaint) parents will be telephoned.
  • An Accident Report will be filled out for any accidents or injuries occurring at school. Often the class or duty teacher will fill this out, but it may be initiated by the Sick Bay staff.

HEAD LICE

Head lice can be a recurring & challenging matter for most schools. The whole school community can be put at risk due to the combination of rapid spread and persistant carriers. It may be necessary to exclude carriers from College until their heads are cleared of lice by using a treatment available at chemists. We ask that children’s heads be checked on a regular basis and if required treated appropriately.

If a case of head lice is found a general letter will be sent home asking parents/guardians to check their children, to avoid an outbreak. It is important that you sign the yellow notice to indicate that inspection and/or treatment has been carried out and returned to the office. Your child should not return to College until treatment has been carried out.

Public Health Fact Sheet


HEALTHY LUNCH

Parents/guardians are encouraged to pack healthy lunches and snacks for their children to enhance learning and a healthy lifestyle.
It is strongly recommended that all students carry with them a non-spill water bottle. Water only is allowed in the classroom.

The Australian Guide for Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating for Children


MEDICATIONS

Parents/guardians requesting that children receive medication at College must provide a written request (please see the attached Parental Request for First Aid Personnel to Administer Medication to Students form to be filled out and handed in with medication to the student’s teacher).

All medication is administered by staff with the exception of Ventolin sprays, which may be administered by the child under the supervision of a teacher. Students are not to keep medication in their bags or desks – all medication must be given to the classroom teacher or to staff in the main office.


SUN SMART

The College adopts a “no hat, no play” policy across the College. Students without their College hat will not be permitted to participate in outdoor activities. The College also adopts a “no shirt, no swim” policy. Children will not be permitted to participate in swimming lessons without a lycra swim shirt.