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Administering Medication at School

e.g. Antibiotics, Antihistamine, Asthma medication etc.

Any medication that needs to be taken during school hours and is brought onto school grounds, must be handed in to the school office. This is to ensure the safety of all of our students. The school office staff or an assigned teacher will administer any required medication according to the prescription dosage. Prescription medicine should be taken outside of school hours and left at home where possible unless the dosage requires otherwise, or is for emergency purposes. (i.e. an EpiPen).

Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist School requires parents/caregivers to complete a "Medication Consent Form" (see below link to download a form) for any medication brought to school.  You can also obtain a hard copy of the form at the School Office. This must be completed prior to any medication being administered.

Medication Consent Form

Health Concerns - Please see the Infectious Diseases Chart link below for more information.

If you any health concerns at all, please seek advice from your family Doctor.

Illness

Recommended Recovery Time

Vomiting Until well and for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting.
Diarrhoea Until well and for 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhea.

Conjunctivitis

(Pink Eye)

Until eye discharge has ceased.
Measles For at least five days after the appearance of a rash.
Whooping Cough Five days from commencing antibiotic treatment.
Mumps Exclude for five days after facial swelling develops, or until well.
Chickenpox For seven days from the appearance of a rash, or until all blisters have dried.
School Sores/Impetigo Until sores have dried up or 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has started.
Infectious discharge/

Uncovered lesions

Until 24 hours after treatment has started and/or discharge has 

ceased.

Streptococcal Sore Throat Until well and/or has received antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours.
General Anesthetic Allow 48 hours to be fully alert.
Cold / Flu Symptoms Until well.
Ears Until discharge or pain has ceased and child is well.
General unwellness /

Unfit state for learning

Until symptoms cease (e.g. at least 24 hours after last high 

temperature - above 37.5 degrees) and the student is in a fit state 

to be involved in full school day's activities.