Administrative A-Z

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Medical and Accidents

It is important that sick children are kept at home for their own comfort as well as the comfort of other children and staff. If a child becomes ill or is injured at school, appropriate First Aid will be given and if necessary parents will be notified and asked to take their child home. If emergency treatment is required, parents will be notified immediately and the child will be transferred by ambulance to hospital. In such cases ambulance services and treatment are free. If prescription or over the counter medicine is to be taken at school it must be given to the Front Office in the original packaging, with a completed Medical Authorisation and Administrative Record form. All students who have an ongoing condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) must have a treatment plan completed by parents and their GP and lodged at the school. Plan proformas are available from the Front Office.

Information on a child's health status (e.g. epilepsy, diabetes) should be given at enrolment or upon diagnosis. If the health problem is serious please provide an up-to-date photograph of the child so it can be placed on our staffroom Medical Alert board.

A Community Health Nurse based at the Belconnen Health Centre visits the school annually to examine children in Kindergarten. Other children may be examined as required.

Head lice are extremely contagious but easily eradicated. Children with either eggs or live lice will be excluded from school until treatment has commenced. Please report any cases of head lice to the School Office. Departmental policy on Headlice.

Exclusion periods for infectious diseases such as mumps, German measles, measles and chicken pox are provided on a separate sheet in the enrolment package. Confirmation of immunisation is required upon enrolment for all students enrolling in the ACT system. Departmental Policy on Infectious Diseases and Exclusion.


Music Program

The Macgregor Music Program, organised by a sub-committee of the P&C Association, provides individual professional tuition in piano and guitar. Lessons are conducted at the school, during class time. Times are rotated so that students do not continually miss out on the same subject in their class. Concerts are held at the end of the year to enable students to experience performing in the presence of an audience. Further information is available from the Front Office.