Persons on staff (authorised by the Principal) may be responsible for administering medication.
Medication will be administered by staff, provided it is strictly in accordance with instructions from the student’s doctor, and is requested by the parents on the appropriate medication form which is also available from the school office. We are unable to administer any form of medication unless it is in the original container with the dosage stated by a medical practitioner.
At all times medication will be kept in a safe place in the administration building. Medication and written dosage instructions must be handed in to the office. A record will be kept of all occasions when medication is administered by the school.
Asthma therapy also needs written approval. Parents whose children are capable of administering it themselves can apply for approval for the child to administer it and be responsible for the medication themselves. Parents are encouraged to apply for this approval as it fosters independence and responsibility. The approval is readily given but may be revoked in instances of misuse.