St Patrick's Primary School values students' safety and as such employ a first aid officer, Gin Gannan, during school hours, being 8:30 to 3:30pm, who present to the first aid office/sick bay. Gin holds certificates in First Aid (Level 2), CPR, Anaphylaxis, Asthma management, as well as participating in ongoing professional development in areas such as diabetes and epilepsy, but should students attend with a specific health need, Gin will undertake the necessary training where possible.
For students that suffer from Asthma, the school requires an Asthma Management Plan to be completed by the student's medical practitioner and returned to school by the start of Term 1 via CareMonkey and in hard copy to the office. Copies of the Asthma Management Plan document can be found here.
For students that suffer from anaphylaxis, the school requires an Anaphylaxis Management Plan to be completed by the student's medical practitioner and returned to school by the start of Term 1 via CareMonkey and in hard copy to the office. Copies of the Anaphylaxis Management Plan document can be found here.
Some of the risk management strategies we ask all families to remember are;
No food is to be shared at school.
When celebrating a birthday, food cannot be shared or handed out. Alternatively children may like to bring some stickers, stamps or pencils to share.
Although the school does not ban any particular foods, we do ask all parents to be mindful of other students allergies when packing lunchboxes, particularly if there is a child with an allergy in the same class.