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Medication Kept at School - Please Collect by the End of Term

13/12/2018
​Does your child have medication held at school?
 
Medication held at the office for your child must be collected by an adult before the end of the school year.
 
Any medication not collected by Friday 14 December will be destroyed.
 
Please be aware we are unable to pass medication on to students to take home; it must be collected by a parent.
 
If you require medication to be administered to your child in 2019, you may deliver it to the school before term one commences on Tuesday 29 January 2018 at the following times:
 
Friday 25 January between 9am and 2pm
Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 January between 9am and 2pm
 
Medication must meet the requirements set out below:
 
The following requirements relate to all medication ie prescription and over the counter medication:
 
1. all medication must be provided in its original container.
 
2. all medication must have a pharmacy label with your child’s name and the medical practitioner’s name.
 
3. if a label does not contain the name of a medical practitioner a written authority from the medical practitioner specifying your child’s name, the name of the medication and  the required dosage is acceptable.
 
4. the attached Administration of Medication at School Record Sheet (routine/short-term mediation) must be completed by the parent and provided with the medication.
 
Only medication supplied meeting the above requirements will be administered by the school. This is a legal requirement set out in the Department of Education and Training Guidelines for the Administration of Medications in Schools.
 
The Administration of medication at school form may be obtained from the office or downloaded from the links below:
 
 
N.B. If your child requires more than one medication, you will need to complete a form for each medication.
 
Requirements for students at risk of anaphylaxis
If your child is at risk of anaphylaxis, it is important for you to provide the school with your child’s emergency medication and their ASCIA Anaphylaxis Action Plan, completed by your doctor. This Anaphylaxis Action Plan provides the instructions for the school to administer your child’s medication in an emergency, which is specific to respond to their health condition.

For more information, see ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION IN SCHOOLS
 
Thank you for your assistance.