Health Information

Student Illness

If your child is unwell before arriving at school, it is recommended that they be kept home. During the school day if your child becomes unwell or is injured, they will be taken to the medical room for basic first aid. Parents will be contacted if deemed necessary. If your child receives any form of head knock/ head injury parents will be contacted by a member of the school office team.

In the event of an emergency, it is vital that the school has up to date contact information for parents and emergency contacts. If any of your contact details have changed, please advise the school office staff as soon as possible.

Medical Conditions

It is important to inform the school if your child has a medical condition which may affect their daily health and wellbeing (e.g. asthma, diabetes, allergy to bees or nuts etc). Please inform the school office of any such conditions so that a health care plan can be created if required. School health care plans are developed in consultation with parents and in line with the current action plan from your prescribing doctor. Parents are responsible for providing the school with any medication that forms part of a student health care plan (e.g. EpiPens, Ventolin etc). If your child’s health needs change you must inform the school office immediately. This will allow the school to make changes to an existing plan or develop a new plan if needed.

Administering Medication

If your child requires medication that needs to be administered at school (e.g. antibiotics), you will need to contact our school office to complete the necessary medical forms. When providing medication to the school please note the following:

  • The medication must be clearly labelled with the child’s name and provided in packaging from the pharmacy or the manufacturer.
  • Documentation must be signed and dated by a parent or carer and provided to the school with the medication.

If there are any changes to medication there must be an alteration to these forms as they are a legal instruction to those administering the medication. Students must not bring any medication or herbal supplements to school to self-administer.


The most common food allergies are to peanuts, tree nuts, cow’s milk, eggs soy and seafood. The symptoms of food allergy range from mild to life-threatening, with anaphylaxis the most severe form of allergic reaction. To minimise risk, we are a ‘nut aware’ school. We request that parents do not provide food for their children that contains nuts, as for some children this can be life-threatening.

No Hat No Play

Yarralinka Primary has a ‘No Hat, No Play’ policy that is implemented all year round. Please ensure your child’s school hat is in their bag at all times and has their name clearly labelled. Students who come to school without a hat will be directed to remain in under covered areas during break times.

Communicable Diseases

Information on the exclusion period for communicable diseases is provided by the Department of Health. Parents are asked to notify the school immediately if a doctor has confirmed diagnosis of the following diseases:

  • Chicken Pox

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Impetigo (school sores)

  • Rubella (German Measles)

  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

  • Glandular Fever