To ensure the school community understands our school’s approach to first aid for students.
First aid for anaphylaxis and asthma are provided for in our school’s:
From time to time Chum Creek Primary School staff might need to administer first aid to students at school or school activities.
Parents/carers should be aware that the goal of first aid is not to diagnose or treat a condition.
The principal will ensure that Chum Creek Primary School has sufficient staff with the appropriate levels of first aid training to meet the first aid needs of the school community.
All Chum Creek Primary School’s teaching staff are trained first aid officers.
Chum Creek Primary School will maintain:
Office Manager/available staff (as directed) will be responsible for maintaining all first aid kits.
Students who are unwell should not attend school.
If a student becomes unwell during the school day they may be directed to the Office or Principal and monitored by staff. Depending on the nature of their symptoms, staff may contact parents/carers or an emergency contact person to ask them to collect the student.
If there is a situation or incident which occurs at school or a school activity which requires first aid to be administered to a student:
In accordance with guidance from the Department of Education and Training, analgesics, including paracetamol and aspirin, will not be stored at school or provided as a standard first aid treatments. This is because they can mask signs of serious illness or injury.