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Health Policies

Allergy policy

An allergy aware school

The number of children with food allergies in Australia is increasing and it is estimated that 1 in 20 have a food allergy and 1 in 50 have a peanut allergy.

This document contains information about allergy friendly food and how to be aware of allergies in and off the School campus.

Read the Allergy Aware School document here.

Anaphylaxis Management Policy

This policy has been developed to provide, as far as practicable, a safe and supportive environment in which students at risk of anaphylaxis can participate equally in all aspects of the student’s schooling.

Read the Anaphylaxis Management Policy here.

Asthma Policy

To read the Asthma Policy, click here.

Head Lice Policy

The School has a responsibility to ensure parents and staff are aware of the School’s Head Lice Policy and that parents are provided with a copy of the Department of Health’s Head Lice Fact Sheet and/or are given the website link when necessary or on request.

Parents have the responsibility to learn about head lice infestation and its management and to read this policy.

Read the Head Lice Policy, here.

Procedures for Dealing with Blood and Body Fluids

To read the Procedures for Dealing with Blood and Body Fluids Policy, click here.

Smoking Policy

A smoke free school

It has been established that smoking can adversely affect the health of both smokers and non-smokers. Pupils are at risk from both active and passive smoking. A smoke-free school policy may discourage student smokers and will provide a positive statement about the importance of a smoke-free working environment.

Principles

  1. Smoking poses a public health threat, with passive smokers being at risk from inhaling the smoke from others.
  2. An employer is bound by legislation (Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984) to provide and maintain a hazard-free working environment, so far as is practicable, for all employees.
  3. Therefore, the School shall seek to maintain a total smoke-free environment at all times. No smoking shall be permitted within any building, grounds or vehicle, either during or outside school hours. It is intended that this prohibition apply to staff, students, parents and visitors of the School.

Student Illness, Accident and Emergencies Procedures

Minor ailment

  • The student should report to his teacher who will give him written permission to attend the Health Centre if necessary.
  • The registered nurse on duty will assess and treat the student as required. If further care is required the parents will be contacted to collect him from the Health Centre. The Head of House will then be informed.

Minor injury

  • If the student is injured whilst playing sport either at the School or off campus he should report to his teacher/coach in the first instance and then to the registered nurse or designated qualified first aid person on duty.
  • If the student is injured during recess or lunch he should report directly to the registered nurse on duty in the Health Centre.
  • An assessment will be carried out and first aid will be administered. If further care is required parents will be contacted to collect the boy.

Serious illness/injury requiring doctor or hospital

  • The parent/guardian will be contacted wherever possible, according to the information available on the boy’s health record/school database.
  • The registered nurse will be called to the site of the injury/illness if at all possible and/or, if appropriate, the student transferred to the Health Centre where first aid will be administered.
  • The registered nurse on duty or other member of school staff/suitably qualified personnel (if the nurse is not available) or, if off campus, the designated qualified first aid person on duty, will assess the student and if required the student will be transported to the doctor/hospital.
  • In an emergency or on the advice of an attending doctor the student will be taken by ambulance or other suitable vehicle to the nearest available hospital.
  • In the event of injury or illness to a student requiring urgent hospital or medical treatment including but not limited to injections, blood transfusions and the like and where a parent/guardian is not readily available to authorise such treatment the registered nurse or other member of the school staff (if the nurse is not available) is authorised to give the necessary authority for such treatment without the school or such staff member or any other employee or agent of the school incurring any liability to the student, parent or guardian in doing so.

Medication procedures

  • Parents are requested to inform the Health Centre staff of any prescription medications being taken by students.
  • The School recommends that prescription medication be taken under supervision in the Health Centre.
  • If assistance is required with the administration of prescription medication, written consent by parent/guardian or doctor is required.

Student personal accident insurance

The School provides a comprehensive accident insurance package for all of its students.

The benefits payable under the policy have been designed to protect families from a catastrophic situation and assist them to cope with the inevitable financial impact should a boy be seriously injured. Christ Church Grammar School students are covered world-wide, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. View more information here.