Student Health Information

Short Term Use of Medication (up to two weeks)

It is a requirement from the Department of Education for administration of short term medication such as a course of antibiotics, our school requires written authority from parents/carers. This authority can be provided by completing an Administration of Medication form.

 Note:

  • The medication must be clearly labelled with the child’s name and provided in packaging from the pharmacy or the manufacturer.
  • Documentation must be signed and dated by a parent or carer and provided to the school with the medication.

Download a copy of the Short Term Medical Form

Download a copy of the Long Term Medical Form

Crunch and Sip

During lessons our teachers encourage children to drink from water bottles or eat fresh fruit or vegetables, as part of our participation in the Crunch and Sip program. Teachers may provide children with small breaks or allow students to eat fruit or vegetables while working. We find students who bring fruit or vegetables and a water bottle for Crunch and Sip are more focused on their learning and handle the hot summer months a lot better.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is run by the School Chaplain and parent volunteers and is open from 8.00am to 8.30am at least once a week, for any of our students to access a healthy breakfast and to develop social skills. Students attending learn how to interact with others while having a meal, what comprises a ‘healthy breakfast’, how to prepare it to set themselves up for a productive day of learning and then how to clean up after themselves.

Allergy Aware School

We are an Asthma Friendly School as well as being Allergy Aware. We have students in our school with nut allergies, in some cases the allergies are severe. To protect these students we ask all families to refrain from bringing products that contain traces of nuts to school.

Students with Anaphylaxis or suffer Allergic Reactions, Asthma or any medical conditions will need to come to the front office to complete the necessary paperwork.  Please note that this paperwork must be updated each year.  The office staff will contact you when this paperwork is due to be updated.

School Health Checks

When enrolling we ask parents to complete a medical card, or if transferring from another West Australian State School, have it sent on. If you have any medical concerns you would like our school nurse to address please contact our front office.

Routine screening

This is done for all children at these Year levels and is standard across Western Australia;

Pre Primary – Immunisations (to be notified of arrangements)
Pre-Primary – Vision and Hearing and General Health
Year 1 – Vision and Hearing for those who didn’t get this done in Pre Primary

Head Lice

Head Lice is a common occurrence in schools. If there is a child in your childs classroom who we find has head lice we will send a note home to advise you. In this case, we will ask you to check your child’s hair and treat it that evening if necessary.

If you find headlice, the cheapest and most effective treatment is conditioner. The process is covered in the note displayed on the board near the front office or you can find all the information online on the Department of Health’s, Headlice Fact Sheet.

Please remember to wash any articles that may harbour lice such as clothes, towels, bed linen, combs and brushes. Please ensure that all members of the family are treated as are your child’s regular playmates.

Your child may return to school once all live head lice have been treated. Please continue treatment over the following 10 days to ensure that all eggs and hatchlings have been removed.