Assistant Principal's Report
Health Care Needs Policy
At Eltham High School we work with families to ensure that clear plans and processes are developed and maintained to support students’ healthcare needs, either on enrolment or when a healthcare need is identified. A Student Health Support Plan for students who may need medical care or assistance will be prepared by the First Aid Officer in conjunction with the Sub-School (leader or coordinator) in consultation with the student, their parents, carers, and treating medical practitioners.
The Health Care Needs policy should be read with Eltham High School’s First Aid, Administration of Medication, Anaphylaxis, and Asthma policies.
First Aid Policy
Eltham High School has a responsibility to provide first aid to members of the school community including students, staff and visitors to the school. Regular updates of medical conditions will be sought from parents and students to maintain an accurate and current record of all students with identified medical conditions.
If a student requires medication, it is strongly encouraged for the medication to be arranged to be taken outside of school hours. We will follow procedures set out in our policy Administration of Medication to safely manage any necessary provision of medication to students while at school or during school activities undertaken outside of the school grounds such as camps and excursions.
Anaphylaxis and Asthma Policy
Partnerships between schools and parents are important in managing and mitigating the risks of anaphylaxis and asthma. Eltham High School is committed to raising awareness and providing, as far as practicable, a safe and supportive environment in which students can participate equally in all aspects of schooling.
FRAN MULLINS, Assistant Principal