Health and Safety

Immunisation Certificate

Each child enrolling for school must have an immunisation certificate. 


By law, you must provide an Immunisation History Statement when enrolling your child for the first time or when going to a new primary school.


Immunisation is not compulsory, but a child must have a certificate indicating whether or not the child is immunised.  The quickest way to get your child’s statement is by using your Medicare online account through myGov mobile app.  You can also visit your local Medicare service or request your child’s statement to be posted to you by calling the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 653 809. 


If your child is not eligible for a Medicare card, contact your doctor who will be able to assist you in obtaining an Immunisation History statement.


This information identifies unimmunised students who in the event of an outbreak, will be excluded from school.


Photocopies of child health records, letters from doctors etc., are not acceptable. 



Regular school attendance is most important.  Your child’s schooling is of prime importance to us, and unnecessary absenteeism will hinder his or her progress.  However, home is the best place for a sick child.  It is unfair to other children and teachers to send a child who is unwell to school.


The school does its best to look after children who become ill at school, but our facilities are limited.  It is also inadvisable to send back to school a child who is still recovering from an illness.


Please let the school know if your child is -

  • Asthmatic       
  • Diabetic          
  • Epileptic         
  • Has an Allergy

Accidents and Illness at School

Minor ailments and injuries are treated at school.  However, if the symptoms are more serious, parents will be contacted so that the child may be taken home for treatment.


In an emergency, or where parents cannot be contacted, the child will be taken to a doctor or hospital by teacher’s car or ambulance if warranted.  Parents are liable for any medical fees involved.


For any head injury, you will be contacted to collect your child, as in such circumstances children need to be closely monitored.


Please note: It is vital that the school has your correct emergency contact phone numbers.



Please note medicines must be given to the office to administer.  No medication will be given without a written and signed Medication Authority Form.


Head Lice

Primary responsibility for the control of head lice lies with the family.  However, when a student is identified with live head lice, the school will contact the parent and request that the child not return to school until after treatment has commenced.  


The school is aware that this can be a sensitive issue and is committed to maintaining student confidentiality and avoiding stigmatisation.   


Please note that health regulations require that where a child has head lice, that child should not return to school until appropriate treatment has commenced.

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