Health & Medical Care Policy
It is recommended that all children turning four have their DTPIPVL (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio) and MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella) combined injections before attending school. For information regarding clinic times you can contact our local doctor on 9571 1478, Lockridge or Midvale Community Health Centres or your own family doctor. Any queries regarding immunisation please call the Immunisation Clinic on 9321 1312.
Students at Bullsbrook College attend the Dental Therapy Centre at the Middle Swan Primary School telephone 9250 7342. It has amenities including a waiting room and a large open plan two chair clinic to treat patients. Parents need to contact the Clinic directly for appointments.
If your child is unwell PLEASE keep him/her home. The school does not have the facilities to cater for sick children for any length of time, and the best place for them is at home with you. In the event that your child takes ill at school you will receive a telephone call requesting you to collect your child to be taken home. In the event of not being able to reach a parent the emergency contact person will be notified.
On your child’s return to school, please provide a note explaining their absence.
AT ALL TIMES the school should have a current contact phone number as well as an emergency contact number in case of illness or accident.
All accidents will be reported to the Learning and Support team where a decision regarding first aid and parent contact will be made.
In cases of an emergency or severe injury, no decisions can be made by staff regarding the severity of the injury or treatment to be given. Consequently the duty teacher will inform the office so that an ambulance can be called and parents notified.
Parents should remember that ambulance use is expensive so we would strongly recommend that ambulance benefit is taken up if not included in private health insurance. The parent or guardian is responsible for costs of medical or ambulance service provided for a student.
Management of head lice is an ongoing problem for all schools and parents but we can control it to a large extent if we work together. If a child is found to have head lice, parents will be called and requested to pick them up for treatment. Should this request pose a problem the child will be required to work independently and away from others that day.
We ask that you check your child’s/children’s hair regularly. If nits/lice are found, please DO NOT allow your child to return to school until treatment has commenced. It is vital that all of the treatment steps be carried out to avoid spreading lice to others or being re-infected.
Parents are reminded that THE SCHOOL MUST KNOW ABOUT ALL ALLERGIES AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ACTION PLANS. These need to be completed on official forms available from the school office.
Schools are not permitted to administer medication without parents completing appropriate paperwork. Please see the school office if medication is to be administered.
The Learning Support Team is a group of specialised staff who are dedicated to the care and wellbeing of students and staff at Bullsbrook College. There are both teaching and non teaching staff who are available to talk to you on any issue regarding your child’s wellbeing or any issue that they may be having at school.
We are also available to talk to families about any issue that may not have directly occurred at school but which may be affecting learning at school. We work across the whole school. We work collaboratively and confidentially in the interests of every student.
If you have a question regarding your child’s progress at school, or if they are experiencing difficulties in some area of their school life, then don’t hesitate to contact us. They will work to resolve the issue or to assist you in connecting with the best person to assist you.