Every care will be taken of your child/children whilst they attend Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School.
Health Check Program
Hearing and vision screening of Transition children will be conducted by Territory Health Services.
A copy of a student’s immunization record is to be supplied with Enrolment Form.
At times, it will be necessary for medication to be taken during school hours. When this occurs, please send the correct dosage, and signed written instruction from a doctor to the school office (dosage, time to be taken, etc).
Parents must notify the school if their child is on regular medication for a specific reason, for example: asthma, epilepsy, diabetes.
If children at school have a severe allergic reaction to foods, a letter will be sent to the required year levels to inform at the beginning of each school year and periodic reminders will be included in the school newsletter. For some students any exposure to certain foods may cause a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we ask that you do not send any products that contain these foods to school with your child that will be eaten in the classroom. If your child has eaten these particular foods before coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands and face have been thoroughly washed before entering the school.
Please regularly check your child’s hair. Attached is a very informative link on head lice and their removal. If head lice are found in your child’s hair, you will be required to come and collect your child and treat their hair before they are able to return.
Sickness and Injury at School
Sick children should not be sent to school. They may pose a risk to the health of others and may increase the severity and length of their own illness.
The school will have a sick bay where children who are hurt or become ill at school may lie down quietly. If the child is too ill to be at school or a serious injury occurs, parents will be contacted.
Should we be unable to contact parents we reserve the right to have the child taken immediately to the hospital.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CURRENT EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER IS ON ALL SCHOOL RECORDS.
A staff member with a current First Aid Certificate will carry out the administration of first aid or be available to assist in an emergency.