Student Health

If your child needs help at school please find the following help available:
Additional support available: 
● Leadership Team at SFX - phone 97979923
● School Counsellor (SCS) -IW Regional Office phone - 96433600 ask to speak to current SFX Counsellor 
● Behaviour Management Team (SCS) - -IW Regional Office phone - 96433600
● Diverse Learning Team (SCS)- -IW Regional Office phone - 96433600 
● Police Youth Liaison Officer - Ashfield Police Station phone - 97974099 
● Behaviour Management Team (SCS) ● Diverse Learning Team (SCS) 
● Private Referrals through your GP
● Police Youth Liaison Officer: Constable James (Jim) Bottalico Ashfield LAC Ph: 9797 4052 
● Canterbury Health: 9787 0000 
● FACS: Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 – this line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Southern Cluster: Ashfield (8303 6306

Allergies
                          

 Parents are asked not to send any nut products to school.

As there are children at our school who are severely allergic to a range of foods including peanuts and eggs. We ask that parents be extra careful when sending food to school.

As a result we have a policy of 'no sharing of food' and ask that parents do not bring food to school for any reason.

Sun Protection

We have some shaded areas for play and the school enforces our rule on the playground: "no hat - no play". If students don't have a hat they are required to sit in the shade. The regulation school hat must be worn at school.

Contact Numbers

Please ensure that the school has your current address, work/home telephone numbers and emergency contact numbers. It is vital that we have up-to-date phone contact numbers so that we may contact you in the event that your child may be suffering from an illness or injury.

Illness at school

Any child who is feeling unwell at school will be sent to sick bay, under the care of office staff. If your child is not well enough to stay at school, you will be contacted asap. Parents are requested not to send their children to school when they are ill as the school is unable to provide the appropriate care. In the event of a serious accident, an ambulance will be called and if necessary, take the child to hospital. Parents will be contacted at all times.

Medication

The following rules apply to the administration of medication to children while at school or on a school-related activity.

  • The parent or legal guardian must give written permission and request school staff to administer prescription medications.
  • The medication must be in a container with the child's name clearly labelled. The medication must have the pharmacist showing the name of the drug, the 'use by' date, the name of the child's medical practitioner and the dosage and the frequency of administration.

School staff and/or students are not able to administer Panadol, cough mixtures, motion sickness or similar medications without documentation similar to above .

Health Action Plan

To help staff manage children with health conditions such as anaphylactic allergies,  asthma and diabetes it is mandatory parents supply the school with a Health Action Plan and medication each year.

Your GP or Specialist will be able to assist with the preparation of an Action Plan specific to your child's needs. Action Plans must be signed by a Medical Practitioner.

Exclusion Periods for Infectious Conditions

A child suffering from an infectious complaint (measles, chicken pox, head lice, etc) may not attend school for the period specified by the Health Department. It is advised that a doctor’s certificate (identifying the condition the child has been suffering from) is obtained stating that the child is fit to return to school. Please refer to the Department of Health Guidelines for the recommended exclusion periods for infectious conditions.

Head Lice

You will be contacted if your child has head lice and requested to withdrawn your child from school until appropriate treatment has been administered.



Thank you for your help in keeping our students healthy at school.