Medical Aid for Students

Sickness & Accidents

Sick children should be kept at home. If a child becomes sick at school, the limited school facilities will be used, until parents are contacted. Parents are then requested to take children home.

Parents are notified immediately if a child has a serious accident. If it is not possible to make contact then medical assistance will be sought at the doctor identified on the personal record cards, or at the hospital.

Prescription medicine brought to school by a child will be administered by ancillary staff, once a parent requests such assistance in writing.

First Aid

If a student becomes ill at school or has an accident she or he is cared for and parents contacted to make arrangements for going home.

If students require medication at school it should be in a container clearly labelled with name, class, dosage and time to be taken. All medication should be given to the teachers assistant at the beginning of the school day. It is important for parents to keep the school informed of changes to telephone numbers so that contact can be made quickly if necessary.


For Patients
  • Chicken Pox Exclude until recovered or for at leats 5 days after blisters first appear
  • Diphtheria Exclude until a medical certificate is produced
  • Hepatitis (A) Exclude until a medical certificate is produced
  • Measles Exclude for at least 4 days from the appearance of the rash
  • Meningitis (bacterial) Exclude until well
  • Meningococcal Infection Exclude until well
  • Mumps Exclude for at least 9 days after the onset of symptoms
  • Leprosy Exclude until approval to return has been given by Medical Officer of Health
  • Poliomyelitis Exclude for at least 14 days from onset and until a medical certificate is produced
  • Rubella Exclude until fully recovered or for at least 4 days after the rash appears
  • Streptococcal Infection Exclude until person has received antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours and has recovered from the illness.
  • Tuberculosis Exclude until approval to return has been given by Medical Officer of Health
  • Typhoid Fever Exclude until a medical certificate is produced
  • Whooping Cough Exclude for at least 5 days after starting antibiotic treatment

Common Local Diseases Affecting Skin, Hair and Eyes
  • Conjunctivitis Exclude until discharge from eyes ceases
  • Impetigo (school sores) Exclude until appropriate treatment has commenced and sores on exposed surfaces are covered with a dressing.
  • Ringworm, Scabies Exclude until the day after treatment has commenced
  • Pediculosis (lice)

Other Conditions which may be infectious in nature
Diarrhoea: Exclude until diarrhoea ceases(Rotavirus, Shigella, Giardia, Salmonella, Campylobacter)