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To prevent the spread of infection in the school, parents are requested to keep unwell students at home.

Please ensure that you have provided the school with current contact details so in the event of an accident, injury or sickness, appropriate contact can be made promptly.

School facilities allow for the provision of basic first aid only. Parents and guardians will be notified when students are unable to continue class participation and they will be responsible for transport to home or hospital for care. Ambulance costs are directed to the parents/guardians.

Students must see a staff member if unwell or injured. This allows the school to ensure the student receives prompt assessment and medical attention. Students are discouraged from phoning or texting parents/guardians.

For students who require extended sick leave, parents should contact their child’s form teacher to discuss requirements to ensure they stay up to date with subject requirements.

Information on the recommended exclusion time from school for communicable diseases can be found on: www.public.health.wa.gov.au

Students are encouraged, wherever possible, to self administer any medication that they are required to take at school. This includes any possible need for analgesics. It is preferred that a student only bring to school that day’s medication and no more.

The Health Centre at school does not stock or routinely give out medicines for headaches or other pain relief. Parents are advised to supply medicines for their child if needed.

The School Dental Service (SDS) provides free universal dental care to students attending a Department of Education recognised school from 5 to 16 years of age or to Year 11, which ever comes first. For more information please call 9313 0555 or visit www.dental.wa.gov.au