Accidents and Illnesses
When your child is enrolled at St John’s, we will seek information from you which will enable us to act, as far as possible, in accordance with your wishes in instances of an accident or illnesses involving your child. Should there be any changes to a student’s health details, please contact the school office so that our records can be kept up-to-date.
The school supplies First Aid Kits for teachers to deal with minor accidents which occur in the playground. In cases of severe accidents or sudden illness, the school will endeavour to contact parents, then the local Ambulance. If a parent is unavailable, the school will take steps to have the Ambulance transport the child to hospital if necessary.
Medication at school cannot be administered to any child without the correct parental consent forms being completed. All medication will be stored in a locked cupboard in the school office. Medication must have attached to it a sticker (original label) from a chemist with the individual child’s name, instructions for administering medicine, use by date, doctor’s name, phone number, pharmacy name and phone number. Non-prescribed medications should not be brought to school and will not be administered by school staff.
Free Dental treatment is offered to all students via the mobile dental van which visits St John’s. Your child can receive this treatment at school during the visit by the mobile dental clinic. Written consent from parents will be required before your child is treated.
If head lice are observed in a child’s hair, the child’s parents are contacted and would be expected to collect the child and treat the condition. On discovery of infestation, parents are urged to follow this suggested treatment:
- Kill the lice by using a proprietary treatment shampoo/lotion e.g. KP 24
- Remove the eggs (nits) by regular combing with a fine toothcomb.
- Prevent re-infestation by:
- Regular checking every week
- Checking and treating other family members
- Cautioning children not to use others’ brushes and combs
- Wash all linen, towels, hats, combs, etc with a germicidal solution
The child may return to school once the initial head lice treatment has commenced. It is important that the recommended follow up treatments take place as recommended by the product supplier.
Click here for more information on the exclusion periods for infectious diseases for children and staff of day care facilities, schools and preschools published by Queensland Department of Health.