Managing Student Health Care (Medications)
Student safety and wellbeing are our highest priority. This sometimes include parents requesting staff to administer medication. We encourage parents to work in partnership and cooperate in providing the necessary health information and/or medication required.
For administration of short term medication such as a course of antibiotics, our school requires written authority from parents/carers, using Form 3 Administration of Medication (click to download). Alternatively, Form 3 can be obtained from the School Office or posted out on request by phoning the school on 9534 0328.
Note: The medication must be clearly labelled with the child’s name and provided in packaging from the pharmacy or the manufacturer.
Long Term Use of Medication
If you require the school to administer medication to your child for a period of more than two weeks, and if you have not already done so, you may need to complete a Student Health Care Summary and a Management/Emergency Response Plan for your child’s particular health need. In most instances, this documentation will have been completed when you enrolled your child or as part of the school’s process for updating student health care records. If this is not the case, please contact the School Office on 9534 0328.
Managing Student Health Care
For students whose health care needs can be supported using the resources available to the school, principals will:
- request parents to complete one or more of the Department’s standardised management and emergency response plans (staff only) or provide an alternative plan from their child’s medical practitioner;
- manage the implementation and updating of student health care plans; and
- arrange the training necessary to enable staff to support student health care.
For students whose health care needs cannot be met by the school using the resources available, principals will refer the matter to their Director of Education.