Medication at School
Before medication (prescribed, non-prescribed, over the counter & alternative therapies) can be administered at school, a Medication Agreement is to be completed.
Parents & legal guardians can complete the form for all medication except controlled drugs, oxygen, insulin or regular administration of pain relief.
Medication is to be provided in the original pharmacy container and have a clear pharmacy label with:
Name of medication
Strength of medication
When it should be administered
Length of treatment/end date
Other administration instructions
Medication Agreement document and information for families available from the Front Office.
Most medications are stored in the front office, but some older children do carry their puffers in their school bags. In these cases, an Asthma medication and Health Care Plan needs to be signed stating the child can self-administer (paper work will be kept in the office). If this is obtained, we ask that you discuss with your children issues around the medication. For example, not sharing puffers, informing their teacher when they have used it, dangers of over usage, and safe storage.
It is not appropriate for any child to have any other medication in their school bags or tray eg panadol, vitamins, cough mixture etc.
Camps and Excursions will have their own additional guidelines around medication and medication management.
At the end of the school year, all medication is returned to families. Please check use by dates prior to returning these medications at the start of the next year.
If you require any further information, or your child has complex medical needs, please contact the front office for further information or advice.