Long-Term Medical Condition​

​Families who have a child/children diagnosed with a lo​ng-term medical condition are required to complete an Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP) and a Medication Administration Request form.  This is a BCE yearly requirement (even if nothing has changed).  ​These two forms are in addition to the Action Plan (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes) that is periodically completed by your GP/Specialist.

​Pres​cribed Medication

Prescribed medicatio​n will only be administered under the following conditions.

  • No drugs, prescription or otherwise, are administered by the school except in certain circumstances, where it is necessary for a student to take medicine on a medical practitioner's orders during school hours.  Parents are requested to provide the school with a Medication Administration Request Form, Individual Health Care Plan (if required), Action Plan (if required), and correctly labelled medication.
  • All medication will be kept in a secure place in the school office until it is required.  A register of all prescribed medication will be kept in the First Aid Room.  No medication is to be kept in the classroom or in school bags.
  • It is the responsibility of parents to collect unused or expired medication. Expired medication will be disposed of by the school if not collected by the parent.
  • First Aid is an important priority for the staff of St Elizabeth's School.  Most staff members have Senior First Aid Certificates​.  All major incidents are treated in the First Aid Room/Sick Bay which is located adjacent to the Office.  Parents are always notified in the case of any serious incidents.

Non-Prescri​​bed Medication

Medication of any type (including Paracetamol and cough mixture) should never be sent to school with your child.  All medication is required to be pharmacy labelled with student name and dosage.  A medical administration request form / ​authority to administer Panadol form, along with the medication, must be provided to the school office where it will be stored securely and administered under staff supervision.

​Asthma Medi​cation

All medication, including Ventolin puffers and spacers, are stored centrally in the First Aid Room beside the School Office. Medication is only administered under staff supervision and recorded in a central register. In extreme cases of asthma, when a nebuliser needs to be used, parents are encouraged to administer this personally. If this is not possible, they should make a written request to the school for consideration.