When your child is sick at school Parents are contacted where it is felt that children would be better placed at home. Children who have mild illnesses, such as coughs and colds, cannot be supervised in rooms during lunch and recess times. They are placed in the sick bay whilst their parents are contacted. The sick bay is adjacent to the office and a window in the office allows for supervision. A teacher is on sick bay duty each play and lunch.
Injured and seriously ill children All children have an Operoo profile that is regularly updated by parents to ensure all medical and contact information is correct. These profiles contain emergency contact details and gives permission for the child to receive basic first aid.
Asthmatics and those suffering from allergic reactions (ie, Anaphylaxis) are required to have an action management plan signed off by a doctor each year. Before attending a school camp, asthmatic children must also have an asthma camp form filled in and signed off. Parents must provide asthma pumps and Epi-pens for their children to use at school, and check the ‘use-by’ dates on this medication at the beginning of each school year.
When a child has a minor injury, the teacher on yard duty sends them to the sick bay and staff rostered for First Aid duty attends to them. When a child is injured or seriously ill parents are contacted so they can advise on the appropriate treatment. When parents and emergency contacts cannot be contacted, the school takes appropriate emergency action. In most cases, this action would include sending the child by ambulance to the casualty section of the hospital, or referral to the family doctor. The circumstances would dictate the decision in these cases. Details of serious accidents are recorded with Work Safe Victoria, as required by legislation. Children who are treated in the sick bay bring home an incident report. A copy is kept for school records.
INSURANCE All children are covered by a policy with Catholic Churches Insurance (C.C.I.) that provides insurance cover for all school-based activities, including camps and excursions, and travel to and from school.
COUNSELLING SERVICES The school has an ongoing relationship with Centacare Ballarat. Our current appointed counsellor is Sharalle Raven and she can be contacted via phone by calling 0419400164 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL NURSE Routine examinations are carried out each year on Foundation pupils and on other children who have been referred by a parent or teacher. Parental permission is sought for these examinations, which are conducted by the School Nursing Service.