To help us prevent the spread of infection, please keep your child at home if they are unwell, or if they are exhibiting early signs that a cold or flu is on the way - runny nose, sniffles, coughs and sneezes. The cold virus spreads very quickly, even in those early stages. We need your help to ensure your child and their friends remain well, and also to ensure the health of teaching staff, so that your child's education can continue uninterrupted by teacher absences.
Staying Healthy in Winter
Winter is often a welcome change in Western Australia after our long, hot summers. But while we live in a temperate climate, winter in most parts means significant drops in temperatures, greater rainfall and storms. Several health conditions are specifically associated with the climatic conditions during our coldest season.
- Staying active, keeping warm and eating nutritious food will boost your immunity.
- Children are more susceptible to asthma attacks during winter.
- If you have a respiratory condition, you have a higher risk of developing health complications.
- Immunisation can help protect you from getting influenza.
- Free flu vaccines are available to all children aged 6 months to 11 years through your GP or immunisation clinic. Find out more.
Medication at School and Medical Action Plans
If your child requires medication to be administered in school, the medication needs to be dropped in to the Wellness Centre. Parents are required to complete a St Mark’s medication form in order for staff to administer the medication. All medication must be in its original packaging and clearly labelled.
Medication Expiry Dates
Please ensure that you keep a record (and set a reminder) for the expiry date of all medication supplied to the school, including Epipens and Ventolin carried by older students. Please contact the Wellness Centre on 94031331 if you are unsure of the expiry date for medication held at school.
Medical Action Plans
It is recommended that Medical Action Plans are reviewed every 12 months and should be no more than 2 years old. If your child has a new or updated Medical Action Plan, please email the updated plan to email@example.com .
Cough, cold or fever? Stay at home!
If your child has been tested for COVID-19, they must remain in home isolation until the result of the test is known. If your child has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, they must remain in home isolation for 14 days after the date of the last contact with the case. Please contact the Covid information helpline on 13 COVID (13 26843), if you require any further information.
It is also important to keep your child at home if they experience symptoms of nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. It is a requirement that students do not return to school until 24 hours after any symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea resolve. Find out more.
Get in Touch
For more information on any of the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9403 1331.