Student health

Promoting health, supporting student health care needs and reducing health risks are important to everyone at our school.

Prescribed medication

If your child is being prescribed medication that needs to be taken during the day, please inform us so that arrangements can be made for the medication to be administered. Please read the important information about prescribed medications at school.

Allergies

If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy or allergies, it is important that you tell the principal as soon as you become aware of it, or if your child's allergy changes. If your child is diagnosed at risk of an anaphylactic reaction an individual health care plan is developed that includes strategies to minimise the risk of a severe allergic reaction.

Managing complex health needs

An individual health care plan is developed for each student with complex health needs. The plan supports students with severe asthma, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis and those at risk of an emergency or requiring the administration of specific health care procedures.

Infectious diseases

There are many infectious diseases that affect children and young people. Schools and parents should contact their local health network for advice regarding infectious diseases.

Immunisation 

Our school's immunisation program works in cooperation with our local health network of the NSW Department of Health who deliver the NSW adolescent school-based vaccination program to high school students.

Head lice

Head lice outbreaks sometimes occur at school. If your child has head lice please treat your child and inform us. Daily combing of dry hair with conditioner can get rid of head lice. You should continue to send your child to school. Head lice information in community languages.

Healthy eating at school

Healthy food keeps children alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need each day. Our school canteen provides a healthy, nutritious canteen menu in line with the Fresh Tastes NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. If your child brings their own lunch to school you can help by packing food that is interesting and nutritious. See lunch box ideas.

 

Sun safety

Our school takes sun safety seriously. Children learn about how to protect themselves from the sun's damaging UV rays, and our school implements a range of sun protection strategies. Sun sense information in community languages.

Ear infections

Otitis media is a common middle ear infection which may cause fever or vomiting. If undetected, a child may suffer from hearing loss and their learning could be affected. Most ear infections respond readily to treatment.

At Mosman Public School

Every effort will be made to contact parents in the event of a child becoming ill at school or an accident which requires medical attention. If a parent cannot be contacted, the school will ensure that appropriate action is taken. Please notify the school of any change to address or telephone numbers so that our records are kept up to date.

Medication

Please inform your child's class teacher if your child needs an inhaler and the procedure for its use. Any other medication, a Prescribed Medications form must be completed at the school office. No child is permitted to self-administer prescribed or over-the-counter medications.

If your child suffers from a condition such as severe allergic reaction, the school will devise an individual health care plan in conjunction with the parents.

Individual Health Plans

Parents and the school will need to meet to formulate an Individual Health Care Plan for students who have a medical condition. Students with severe allergic reactions need plans. Storage of EpiPens and medication at school is essential. Contact the Deputy Principal for an appointment to discuss plan.