To explain to parents/carers, students and staff the processes Chum Creek Primary School will follow to safely manage the provision of medication to students while at school or school activities, including camps and excursions.
This policy applies to the administration of medication to all students. It does not apply to:
If a student requires medication, Chum Creek Primary School encourages parents to arrange for the medication to be taken outside of school hours. However, Chum Creek Primary School understands that students may need to take medication at school or school activities. To support students to do so safely, Chum Creek Primary School will follow the procedures set out in this policy.
If a student needs to take medication while at school or at a school activity:
Parents/carers can contact the Office Manager or Principal for a Medication Authority Form.
Any medication brought to school by a student needs to be clearly labelled with:
Parents/carers need to ensure that the medication a student has at school is within its expiry date. If school staff become aware that the medication a student has at school has expired, they will promptly contact the student’s parents/carers who will need to arrange for medication within the expiry date to be provided.
If a student needs to take medication at school or a school activity, the principal (or their nominee) will ensure that:
1. Medication is administered to the student in accordance with the Medication Authority Form so that:
2. A log, such as a Medication Administration Log, is kept of medicine administered to a student.
3. Where possible, two staff members will supervise the administration of medication.
4. The teacher in charge of a student at the time their medication is required:
In some cases it may be appropriate for students to self-administer their medication. The principal may consult with parents/carers and consider advice from the student’s medical/health practitioner to determine whether to allow a student to self-administer their medication.
If the principal decides to allow a student to self-administer their medication, the principal may require written acknowledgement from the student’s medical/health practitioner, or the student’s parents/carers that the student will self-administer their medication.
The principal (or their nominee) will put in place arrangements so that medication is stored:
For most students, Chum Creek Primary School will store student medication at the front office.
The principal may decide, in consultation with parents/carers and/or on the advice of a student’s treating medical/health practitioner:
Chum Creek Primary School will not:
If a student takes medication incorrectly, staff will endeavour to:
In the case of an emergency, school staff may call Triple Zero “000” for an ambulance at any time.