The College Sickbay is located in A Block and is open from 8.30am – 3.30pm.
- If you notice your child is unwell in the morning, please keep them home from school.
- Parents will be contacted if students have reported to Sickbay as injured or sick – students are not allowed to make their own arrangements to go home.
- Parent/Guardian and Emergency contact details are critically important for when your child is in the sickbay. Please ensure the College is updated if any changes to contact details occur.
- Please notify the Nurses of any current or past health issues or injuries so students can be treated accurately.
- Parents are advised to collect students from sick bay and are required to sign their child out when collected.
Signing In and Out
Following our sign in and out procedure is crucial in our duty of care. If students become ill during the day, it is critical that they report to the Sickbay so a parent/guardian can be contacted. Students are not allowed to make their own arrangements to go home.
If a student is not ill and needs to leave school early, they are to report to the office with their parent approval note (or Compass approval) so they can be signed out.
NO Medication should be in a student’s possession.
The only medication allowed to be carried by a student is Ventolin or similar asthma inhalers. Pain relief permission forms are to be completed and signed by a parent/guardian before the Nurse can administer medication eg. Paracetamol. If a signed form has not been obtained, parents will be called and verbal consent from parent/guardian will be obtained Regular daily medication MUST be stored in the Sickbay and a covering note and discussion with the Nurse is required It is preferable for medication to be given in its original prescribed package with details as to the dosage required.
Head lice inspections are performed by the Nurse unless parent/guardian consent has not been given Students must be treated with the correct shampoo treatment on the day of notification If head lice or eggs are detected a note will be sent home and the student will need to report to the Nurse on return to school for a follow up check. Students will be excluded from school if live lice has not been treated from the previous day’s inspection.
Further information can be obtained from the College Nurse or visit: www.health.vic.gov.au/headlice
We require all students who suffer from asthma to provide an Asthma Management Plan to Sickbay at the start of every year.
Further information can be obtained from the College Nurse or visit: www.asthma.org.au
Anaphylaxis is life threatening! An EPIPEN must be provided for anaphylactic students and must be renewed prior to the EpiPen date expiring. An Anaphylaxis Management and Action Plan must be completed yearly.
If a student’s EPIPEN expires and is not replaced they will not be permitted on camps/excursions.
Further information can be obtained from the College Nurse or visit: www.allergy.org.au
Bek is an Enrolled Nurse who has been at the College for four years and is also currently working in the community as a GP Practice Nurse and doing in-home care.
Marley is an Enrolled Nurse who has been working in hospitals for the past 2 years and is currently completing her Bachelor of Nursing. She joined our team here at NWP12C in 2020