The nursing station at school is to attend to health concerns and day-to-day minor infirmities of our students in a kind and caring environment.
Our nurses are also equipped to deal with more serious emergencies, work closely with teaching staff and the school’s food provider to create a healthy environment for students.
Our Health Policy is as follows:
If your child has a temperature of greater than 37.5°C, he or she will be sent home. Parents will be contacted to come and collect their child; they are then to have a further 24 hours off after temperature has gone, without any medication.
If your child has diarrhea or is vomiting he or she will be sent home. Parents will be contacted to come collect and take their child home and will need 24 hours off school following last episode of vomiting or diarrhea before returning.
If your child has head lice, he or she will be sent home. Parents will be contacted to come collect and take their child. The student can then return following proper head lice treatment has been given and no live lice visible.
If your child has an infectious disease (hand foot and mouth disease, chicken pox, scarlet fever, etc) he or she will be sent home. Parents will be contacted to come collect and take their child home. The student can then return after receiving a written diagnosis from a doctor saying they are clear to return.
All medication brought into school for the student needs to come in via the Nurse Office, and to be left with the nurses for the school day. The Parent or Guardian will also need to fill in the relevant form; if this does not happen then the student will not be able to receive the medication.
If your child has any serious sickness/ injury not already known to us, please also tell us at the earliest convenience and provide a doctor/medical note.