As a school community we are very conscious of the affects which illness can have and in particular the way they can spread, given the close proximity of staff and children.
Normal Incubation Minimal exclusion
period in days period
Dysentery 1 - 7 until clinically fit
Chickenpox 14-21 6 days from rash
Diphtheria 2 - 5 until bacteriological
examination is clear
German Measles 14-21 4 days from rash
Hepatitis A 15-50 7 days from rash
Scarletina & Scarlet Fever 2 - 5 Until clinical recovery
Whooping Cough 7 - 10 21 days from onset of cough
Impetigo Until skin is healed
Ringworm of Scalp Until cured
Administration of Medicines in School
Our policy on the administration of medicine in the school is based on advice given by the Area Health Authority.
If a child needs to take medicine at school, parents will be asked to complete an “Administration of medicine in school” form. The medicine should be brought to the school with the completed form. Only medicines prescribed by a doctor may be administered in school.
All medicines will be stored in a secure medicine cabinet/ fridge.
If your child should need cough sweets they must be given to the class teacher who will give them to the child when required.
Please remember that if your child is not well and needs to take medicine, it is much better to keep him/her at home, to ensure he/she recovers quickly and to avoid the possible spreading of infections to others.
The School Health Service
2. Due to the changing role of the Community Dental Service, annual dental screening for all children no longer takes place.
The School Administrator can give you information as to when the School Nurse will be attending the school, or alternatively, where she can be contacted. See General Information.