Medical Policy

Recommended Minimum Exclusion Periods from Schools of Infectious Disease Cases and Contacts Disease, Exclusion from School

Common Infectious Diseases

  • Chicken Pox, 5 days from the appearance of spots.
  • Infective Hepatitis, Excluded until medical certificate of recovery is produced If this is not available, re-admit once symptoms have subsided.
  • Measles, 7 days from the appearance of the rash.
  • Mumps, 10 days from onset of symptoms.
  • Rubella, (German Measles) 5 days from the appearance of the rash.
  • Scarlet Fever, Excluded until appropriate medical treatment given and a medical certificate of recovery is produced.

Rare Infectious Diseases.

  • Diphtheria, Excluded until medical certificate of recovery is produced.
  • Meningococcal Infection, Excluded until medical certificate of recovery is produced.
  • Poliomyelitis, 14 days from the onset of illness.
  • Tuberculosis, Excluded until clearance is given by the Director of Tuberculosis.

Common Diseases, affecting skin, hair and eyes.

  • Ringworm, Re-admit when appropriate treatment has commenced,
  • Scabies, A medical certificate may be requested.
  • Head Lice Re-admit when hair is treated. A medical certificate may be requested
  • Conjunctivitis (Acute Infectious), Until discharge from eyes has ceased.
  • School sores, Until sores have fully healed. The child may be allowed to return (Impetigo) provided that appropriate treatment is being applied and sores on exposed surfaces such as Scalp, face, hands or legs are properly covered with occlusive dressings. Although a medical certificate may be produced showing earlier recovery, children should be excluded from school for the recommended period in order to protect other school children from infection. Any enquiries should be directed to the Administrators of the school.

Emergency Contact /Medical Information

We keep Emergency Contact Information for each child in the school. It is important that this information be kept up to date with regard to changes of address, contact numbers, doctor etc.

Please inform the school secretary of any changes immediately.

Asthma Management

Hallett Cove School is an “Asthma Friendly School”. Asthma first aid kits have been placed in several areas of the school and students are encouraged to take a responsible role in managing their asthma.

If your child has had, or has, asthma you will be asked to complete a ‘Student Asthma Record Card’. This will assist the school in dealing with an emergency should one arise. Your co-operation will enable us to better monitor and support students with asthma in the school environment.

Child and Youth Health (CYH)

Child and Youth Health provides a free service for parents and children up to 12 yrs of age. Hallett Cove Child and Youth Health Centre is located in the school adjacent to the Staffroom.

This clinic is open on Tuesdays from 9.00 to 4.15. Parents may weigh babies any time on Tuesday if assistance is not required. To make appointments phone: CYH – 8179 4555.

Parent Helpline:

  • 1300 364 100

CYH offers health assessments for children at birth - 4 weeks, 6 weeks (if not seen by a doctor), 7 months, 18 months, 2½ years, school entry (4½ years).

Immunisation is available on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Hallett Cove Library, Zwerner Drive. This is conducted by the Marion Council. Phone – 8375 6600 for bookings.

If at enrolment your child hasn’t received their recommended schedule please phone Marion Council or local Doctor.

Further immunisations occur throughout school life as directed. Details are sent out in Term 1 of each school year.

For further information and support regarding your child please phone Marion CSS on 8179 4555