Care & Support

All Mickleham Primary School staff are trained in First Aid – Level 2. We also comply with the Education Department requirements for annual updates on asthma, anaphylaxis and CPR.

We do not have any staff member with medical qualifications and will not do anything beyond assessing the needs of students, comfort and support them, clean their wounds and contact parents or carers.

Parents will receive a notification through Compass to let them know if their child has attended Sick Bay.

On any occasion that a child has an injury to their head, parents will be contacted. We will share the details we have about the incident and how they are feeling at the time.

We are aware that sometimes children will attend Sick Bay in the hope that they might be sent home. We will work with parents and request that you support us in keeping your child in class.

Mickleham Primary School staff can administer medication when the following conditions are met:

  • Medication is provided in a clearly labelled package
  • Labelling must include: Child’s name, dosage, time and frequency of administration
  • All medications must be ‘in date’ – expired medications will not be administered

When a child has been diagnosed with asthma or an anaphylactic reaction to any allergen, parents are required to provide a plan prepared by the treating physician. The plan must be updated whenever there is a change in the child’s condition.

Plans will be kept in Sick Bay and in the child’s medication pouch – in their classroom.

At Mickleham Primary School, parents are encouraged to follow these guidelines when preparing their lunches:

  • Clearly name/label all items – lunch box and water bottles
  • Encourage your child to pack their own lunch
  • Ensure your child can open/unwrap all items in their lunch box
  • Provide healthy options – fruit, sandwiches, vegetables
  • Avoid highly packaged items – we will be conducting several ‘nude food’ days – no packaging at all
  • Students are permitted to have a SMALL fruit snack during their ‘Brain Break’. The ONLY items that can be eaten in classrooms are: apple, carrots, celery. No other foods are acceptable – no squishy fruit and vegetables and no chips etc.
  • Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle with them to school

All Prep students will be screened by the School Nursing Service. Early detection of hearing and vision difficulties enables parents to seek medical/professional advice.

Some medical conditions require the isolation of the person affected. If you are unsure if your child should be excluded from school/how long they will be excluded and any other conditions of the exclusion, please use the link below.

Every Monday – Thursday we invite our children and their families to join us for Breakfast Club from 8:30am. Children enjoy the social experience of eating with their friends and families as well as starting the day with healthy ‘brain food’ in their bodies. Choices include: cereal, fruit cups, fresh fruit, toast and milk.

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