Health of Students

For the protection of all students' health

Health of Students

Your child’s health needs are supported by a team of qualified professionals. These people include:

  • A registered community nurse attached to the Health Department who will make regular visits to the school to conduct health screening.
  • A School Psychologist who provides a range of services to children, parents and teachers. Schools are allocated school psychologist time based on student enrolment numbers.

Administration of Medication- Policy and Procedures
Staff will only administer medication or oversee students taking their medication with written parental permission. ASPIRIN or PANADOL can be administered to school children if the school’s medication action plan has been signed by a parent and the parent has supplied the medication.

If a child is under medication from a Doctor the teacher, if required and agreeable, will supervise the dosage, provided that the request is made on the appropriate form (only available from the office) setting out the dosage, when to be given and includes a medicine glass or spoon. Where required this may be undertaken by the Principal or her delegate.

If your child has an ongoing medical condition which may require attention from time to time, a MEDICAL ACTION PLAN will be developed in consultation with the Deputy Principal and parents. Please advise the school whether such a plan needs to be developed.

Sick Students
It is requested that parents do not send to school children who have been sick and are not fully recovered. If a child is unwell at school we will endeavour to take care of them until a parent or nominated emergency contact can collect them. In exceptional circumstance immediate medical help will be sought and the caregiver contacted as soon as possible. The cost of the ambulance, if needed, will be the parents’ responsibility.

Communicable Diseases
It is possible that at some time during a child’s school years, he or she may contract one of the common diseases of childhood.

Parents are asked to note the exclusion periods for particular diseases. The following exclusion period details are provided by the Health Department:

Chicken Pox: Child may return to school (if well) after all blisters have crusted – usually about 10 days from onset.

Conjunctivitis: Child may return to school when discharge has stopped.

Measles: Child may return to school (if well) no less than seven days from the appearance of the rash. Parents are asked to notify the school immediately a diagnosis is confirmed by their family doctor. Non-immunised students are to be excluded for 13 days following contact with infected students in their class unless they are vaccinated within 72 hours of their first contact of the case.

Mumps: Child may return to school (if well) no less than nine days after the onset of symptoms. Please notify the school immediately once a diagnosis is confirmed by your family doctor.

School Sores: Child may return to school if under treatment and sores (Impetigo) are covered.

Head Lice/Nits: Child may return to school after effective treatment has commenced and their head is free from eggs or lice. Family contacts will probably be infested and should be treated.

Ringworm: Child may return to school at least one day after effective treatment has commenced.

Rubella (German Measles): Child may return to school when symptoms have subsided – at least four days after onset of rash. Please notify the school immediately once a diagnosis is confirmed by your family doctor.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis): Child may return to school after 14 days from the onset of illness or five days after starting antibiotic treatment. Please notify the school immediately once a diagnosis is confirmed by your family doctor.

Glandular Fever: Child may return to school after symptoms have subsided.

Asthma: An Asthma Management Plan (available from administration) needs to be completed for all asthmatic students. Teachers of students with Asthma will be notified to have access to this plan. Parents are responsible for updating this documentation each year or sooner if their child’s asthma changes significantly. Parents should ensure their children have an adequate supply of appropriate asthma medication at school.

Sunscreen: In line with our Sun Smart policy sunscreen will be provided for use by students. Should your child have a known reaction to this sunscreen please provide your preferred sunscreen for use by your child.

Malvern Springs PS

  • dummy3 Chandala Turn, Ellenbrook

  • dummyWestern Australia 6069

  • dummy(08) 6296 5422

  • dummy(08) 6296 5438

  • dummymalvernsprings.ps @education.wa.edu.au

  • dummyAdministration Hours:

  • dummyMonday to Friday 8:15am to 4:00pm

School Hours

  • dummyClassroom doors open: 8:30am

  • dummySchool commences 8:45am

  • dummyRecess 10:55am until 11:15am

  • dummyLunch eating 1:15pm until 1:25pm

  • dummyLunch play 1:25pm until 1:45pm

  • dummyEnd of School 2:50pm

  • dummyWednesday: early close 2:30 pm