Sick Children

  • If a child becomes ill during school hours, the class teacher or school secretary will contact a parent or current emergency contact person as soon as possible so they can collect the child if necessary.  
  • The sick child will be supervised in the sick bay until he/she is collected.
  • Should the child’s condition deteriorate staff will seek further medical advice and if deemed necessary, seek medical attention.  .
  • The school has the right to restrict entry to school of any child showing signs of illness, or who they believe may constitute a risk to the health of others.  
CHILDREN SHOULD BE KEPT AT HOME IF (Health Nurse guidelines):
  • Has signs of being unwell i.e. grizzly, unsettled, listless or tired
  • Has a high temperature or appears very hot
  • Is complaining of, or appears to have a sore tummy, throat or ears
  • Has a continuous cough
  • If has had diarrhoea and vomiting within the last 48 hours
  • Has weeping, red eyes and/or a yellow discharge around the eyes
  • Has broken skin sores.
  • Has become ill with a communicable disease e.g. measles, chickenpox.

Health Nurses will be informed if a child in the School develops an infectious illness.  They will guide the Principal with the correct action to take.
  • Every child has a right to privacy in relation to the disclosure of personal information for HIV/Aids and other blood-borne viruses.