Strict guidelines for medicines in schools
Strict new procedures have been developed by the Queensland Government regarding prescription and over-the-counter medication in schools. Our school is committed to working closely with parents and students to highlight the risk of students misusing these medications.
Download a copy of the Administration of medication form (DOC, 46KB) to accompany any medication requirements during school hours.
All parents/caregivers must:
notify our school in writing of a health condition requiring medication at school
request in writing if school staff are to administer medication or assist in the management of a health condition
notify our school in writing of any requests and/or guidelines from medical practitioners including potential side effects or adverse reactions
provide the medication in the original labelled container to the nominated staff member
ensure the medication is not out of date and has an original pharmacy label with the students name, dosage and time to be taken
notify our school in writing when a change of dosage is required. This instruction must be accompanied by a letter from a medical practitioner
advise our school in writing and collect the medication when it is no longer required at school.