Student Health


 

Student Health

  • Food 

Every day, the school prepares morning snacks, lunch, and afternoon snacks for all children at the school, along with milk and seasonal fruit. Our school menus are always provided to the parents in advance.

We kindly request parents not to bring additional food or snacks to school for the children, with the exception of special meals for children with allergies. 

  • Special Diets and Allergies 

If your child suffers from any allergies or has special dietary needs, please inform the school by noting this on your enrolment form; if a student’s dietary requirement changes, please inform the classroom teacher as soon as possible. If students need to bring prescribed medicine to school, please write the student's name, required dosage and frequency clearly on the bottle, as well as in the parent-teacher communication book. You must also complete an approval form authorising the school to administer medicine on your behalf.

  • Illness

Students with fevers in the morning

We ask parents to please keep children home if they are showing a fever (37.5°C or higher) in the morning to allow them time to rest and recover, or to see a doctor if required.

Please inform the school of any illness by phone, and keeps us updated on any developing symptoms.

We ask parents whose children have a fever to please consult a doctor. Also, please allow your son/daughter at least 2 days rest at home. This is to give them a chance to fully recover, whilst avoiding the illnesses to spread through the school during the contagious period. 

Checking temperatures before school

Our school nurse will be on duty to check the temperature of students in the morning before they come into school.

Children with a fever of 37.5 or higher will be asked to return home to rest, or to see doctor.

Sickness while at school

When a student begins to show any signs of sickness, or when an accident occurs which requires special care, the child will be taken to the first aid room, where they shall be seen to and cared for by the school nurse. If the sickness is worse than expected, parents will be asked to collect them as soon as possible to take them to the hospital (in case of severe accidents or severe illness such as Seizures or unconsciousness).

In the case of severe accidents or illness (such as seizures, loss of consciousness), parents will be contacted and asked to collect their child as soon as possible, so they can be taken to a hospital for emergency treatment.

If a child, who has only recently returned to school after an illness, appears to still be unwell or not fully recovered, parents will be asked to collect their child to allow them to rest until completely recovered. We ask for parents' understanding and cooperation with our decisions regarding illness. It is always a difficult decision to separate children from their class, or send to them home; however, we will give careful consideration to making sure our decision is appropriate. Children may be asked to stay home in cases such as:

  • If the child is vomiting or has diarrhoea - please ensure the child does not return to school until 24 hours after the last symptoms. If your child has thick, green mucous, parents will be asked to consult a doctor to check for infections.
  • If your child has conjunctivitis, they will be asked to stay home until completely recovered due to the highly contagious nature of this infection.

In case of chickenpox, students should rest at home for at least 7 days after the sores have dried.

In case of hand, foot and mouth disease, children will be asked to stay home for at least 7 days, or until all sores have healed. 

If a doctor has diagnosed your child with a contagious illness, please inform the school as soon as you are aware. This is to allow us to check for symptoms in any other fellow students as soon as possible.