Prescription medication can only be administered at school by a staff member if accompanied by a completed authority form, which is available on the school Parent Portal or from the school office. The medication must be in its original packaging labelled by a chemist including the child’s name, name of practitioner, dosage, use-by-date and frequency of administration.
All medication must be signed in and out of the school office, not taken to the classroom.
St Catherine's is a caring community, and committed to promoting and protecting the rights of everyone in the school. As such, the school aims to do our best to ensure the safety of children who experience food allergies, taking special care in cases where the reaction is anaphylactic. There are currently children in the school with severe allergies to a range of foods including nuts, eggs, seeds, and shellfish.
Rather than an outright ban on these products, the school takes a risk minimisation approach in line with the recommendations of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. The school will do this by adopting the following strategies:
For the safety of children who have allergies to nuts, we ask that parents avoid sending food to school that contains nuts. We recognise the extent to which traces of nuts are contained in foods and as such, do not claim our school to be nut free.