Accidents & Illnesses

 

A child who has been ill may easily catch other complaints, if they have not regained their strength. It is unfair to other children and to teachers to send to school, a child who is obviously ill.

 

We do our best to look after children who are unwell, however, we really do not have the expertise or facilities to care for sick children over lengthy periods.

 

The best place for a sick child is at home in bed.

 

INFECTION SPREADS QUICKLY IN A SCHOOL.

 

Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell.

 

If a child becomes ill or is injured at school, the child is taken to the school’s First Aid Room and attended to by the First Aid Officer or staff trained in First Aid (Level 2). All children receiving head injuries must be collected by parents. Parents will be notified of serious injuries and, if deemed necessary, an ambulance will be called. Ambulance cover is recommended as the school does not meet any of the costs.

 

All accident injury data is kept in the School Office for data collection purposes.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Children who are not immunised will be excluded from school if there is an outbreak of measles, meningococcal infection, mumps whooping cough, rubella or polio. This will reduce the chance of these diseases spreading throughout the community.