Illness & Injury

Illness & Injury

If your child needs to take any medication at school, please contact your child’s class teacher who will take care of the medicine and supervise your child taking it. If your child is an asthmatic and requires a puffer please ensure they have it at school everyday.

When children become sick or are injured at school we try to immediately contact you or your nominated Emergency Contact. Please contact the office if any of your details such as telephone numbers, address, work phone numbers and emergency contact details change.

It is advisable not to send children to school if they are unwell. Apart from the possible spread of the illness, it is unfair to the child, teacher and their classmates to send a child along if he or she is 'off-colour'. Children who are sick or not fully recovered from an illness are highly unlikely to be receptive to learning activities anyway so please don't worry about them 'missing out' by being at home.

Your child must be excluded from attending school if they contract any of the following infectious diseases:-

Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Viral Hepatitis, Impetigo (School Sores), Leprosy, Measles, Meningococcal Infection, Mumps, Poliomyelitis, Ringworm, Rubella (German Measles), Scabies, Streptococcal Infections (inc. Scarlet Fever),Tuberculosis, Typhoid or Paratyphoid Fever or head lice.

If your child is diagnosed with any of the above illnesses please contact the school immediately.

Head Lice are a perennial problem at all schools and kindergartens. Parents should check their children's hair each week. Children need to be excluded from school until the day AFTER treatment has begun. Advice regarding Head Lice and treatment can be obtained from the school.