It is essential for your child's protection and ours, that we are fully aware of necessary treatment and medication requirements. Please ensure that all medical information is current and up to date on admission cards. Parents of students who have allergies or particular illnesses which require special treatment and/or medication may ask for this medication to be kept at school. Parents will be asked to provide details of their child's medical condition and give signed consent for medications to be administered. In some cases a doctor's authorisation may be required. Examples of this are asthma or allergies to bee stings. All medication brought to school must be clearly labelled with the student's name, drug's name and strength. Any medications such as pain killers and antibiotics cannot be administered to students without written permission from parents.
These processes are in line with the Education Department of Western Australia's policies and guidelines. Please see Deputy Principal, Janine Turner for more information.
It is necessary for parents to fill in the required medical forms detailing the condition and action plan. In emergency or life threatening situations the children will receive medical attention as soon as possible. This may mean implementing the interventions outlined in the plan, telephoning for an ambulance or transporting the child by private car or taxi to the nearest doctor or hospital. The cost of this will be billed to the parents. Parents who wish to differ from this approach must notify the school.
If your child has not been immunised, and there is an outbreak of an infectious disease, you will be contacted and asked to take your child home. Your child may be returned to school when the infectious disease has been eliminated from the school.
Our school has access to a community nurse who visits our school. A full health appraisal for your child is offered sometime during the Kindergarten or Pre-Primary year. Parents/carers are welcome to contact the School Nurse at the school for an appointment.
A school psychologist visits the school on a weekly basis on Thursdays to support students with specific learning requirements. Students are referred by class teachers in consultation with one of the Deputy Principals. These students are given priority and parent interviews may be organised.
Our school has no on-site clinic. Our students are registered at Hillcrest Primary School clinic. An appointment card from the clinic will be sent home to parents. Parents are responsible for transporting their children to the clinic.
Bayswater Primary School's sun protection policy is simply called "No Hat - No Play" and is aimed at protecting our students from skin damage caused by UV radiation.
This policy requires each student to wear an appropriate hat (wide-brimmed or legionnaire style) when playing outside during school hours. It is enforced all year and applies to all outdoor school activities, including sports carnivals, excursions and camps.
For treatment tips and other information see healthywa.wa.gov.au/head-lice