Administering Medication

If your child becomes ill or has an accident at school, we may need to contact you. All parents are requested to give emergency contact numbers, along with other essential information, at the start of the school year. School must be informed immediately of any change to these details.

Medicines should normally be administered to your child at home and should not as a matter of course be sent into school. Some prescription medicines, however, may have to be administered at set times. This will require parents to sign a consent form which is available in the school office.

All prescription medicines should be clearly named and state the required dose. These should be handed into the school office by an adult and collected by an adult at the end of the day. For children with asthma, a spare inhaler should be kept in school and made accessible at all times.  The inhaler should be sent into school in a box with the prescription label and date of expiry clearly labelled with an accompanying spacer.