Catholic education at Immaculate Heart School has its foundation in partnerships between staff, students, parents, parish and the wider community. These partnerships are essential in order to build and sustain a faith community where life long and life giving education takes place.
We at Immaculate Heart recognise that the administration of medication is the responsibility of the parent or person with legal responsibility for the student. There will be occasions when a student requires the administration of medication during school hours or school activities.
When the Principal has agreed, medication will only be administered to students during school hours or school activities when:
In some cases it may be necessary for the student to keep the medication in their possession (e.g. asthma medication, pancreatic enzyme replacements for cystic fibrosis). Where this is the case, a parent or a person with the legal responsibility for the student should include this instruction in their written advice. Medication which is not labelled shall not be accepted for use. It is the responsibility of the parent or person with the legal responsibility for the student to ensure that the medication:
Instructions solely from the parent or person with the legal responsibility for the student without the required labelling on the medication shall not be accepted according to current legislative requirements. All natural / alternative remedies must be administered in accordance with the above.