In the case of any medical conditions, it is the parent's responsibility to ensure that all the necessary medical details are recorded in full (via completing the Individual Health Care Plan) and that the school office is notified immediately of any change in circumstances, (e.g., home address, medical conditions, emergency contact persons, and phone numbers).
In case of minor accidents, suitable first aid will be administered by the staff. In the event of serious injury, parents will be contacted immediately and appropriate medical assistance sought. If parents, or the other authorised adult, are unable to be contacted, the School Principal will seek the appropriate medical assistance. Parents are requested to keep children at home in times of sickness. Should a child become ill at school and is unable to take part in normal classes, parents will be contacted and requested to collect the child. No sick child will ever be sent home unless a parent or other authorised adult comes to collect the child from school.
Don't panic - Most children have head lice at some time in their school life. Begin treatment immediately and check for effectiveness. Send your child back to school as soon as effective treatment has commenced. Your child is not a risk to others as long as treatment has commenced.
Let your child's teacher know. It is most likely that others in the class also have head lice. We can then advise all families to check every 2 days (and treat if head lice are found). This decreases the chance of your child getting head lice back again.
For more information see the
Head Lice Fact Sheet available on the Queensland Health Website.