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Medical Action Plans
Students with specific health care needs are required to have a Student health care plan. Parents are requested to complete one or more of the departments standardised Student Health Care Plans which will state the care and medication that may be needed in order to support the student while at school or on an offsite excursion. It is important that medical information is kept up to date for our school records. In order to do this the health care plans will be sent out at the start of each year and are to be returned to the administration office as soon as possible. Such plans are for students with, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Epilepsy and Asthma.

Medications at School
When your child is required to have prescribed medications during the school day, parents must complete an Administration of Medication form (form 3). Medication must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and details of administration.

Immunisations
Children receive all of their early immunisations prior to school entry (4-5) Years. To ensure the immunisation record presented at school entry is up to date, parents should obtain a current copy of the Immunisation History Statement prior to enrolment. Parents can request an immunisation History Statement at any time by:

  • telephoning ACIR on 1800 653 809 (free call)
  • emailing acir@humanservices.gov.au
  • visiting their local Department of Human Services Centre

In secondary school, students are immunised by the City of Wanneroo School Immunisation Services. They attend school three times per year to provide the
following vaccinations to Year 8 students:

  • HPV (Gardasil) three injections over a one year period – all students
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/whooping cough (3 in 1 booster – Year 8) – all students
  • Chicken pox – students not previously vaccinated

Head Lice
Head lice are a common occurrence in schools. They are not dangerous or a sign of bad hygiene but they are an easily transmitted parasite, and are difficult to eradicate once infection occurs.

To help control the outbreak of lice at school, your child’s hair should be tied back if longer than collar length. If head lice are noticed at school, a letter will be sent home to all students in the cohort asking parents to check their child’s hair.

In accordance with the School Act 1999, if lice are found in your child’s hair you will be asked to keep your child at home until treatment has commenced. Your child should return to school when live lice and eggs are removed.