Medical Conditions

If your child has a medical condition you need to inform the school’s principal and your child’s teacher.

In particular, the school needs to know if your child has any serious medical conditions such as:

  • epilepsy
  • haemophilia
  • asthma
  • diabetes
  • severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis.

Working together and keeping in touch

Your school will work with you to develop a health support plan for your child’s medical condition or illness. This plan will be attached to your child’s school records for reference and for use in emergencies.

To make sure the plan is effective, it is important to keep information about your child’s medical conditions up-to-date. If there is a change in your child’s care plan or medication, you should advise the school as soon as possible, either by phone, in writing or in person.

Taking medication at school

If your child needs to take medication during school hours please talk with their teacher about necessary arrangements and provide written instructions for storing and administering the medication.

You may also need to provide this information again when your child goes on school excursions or attends school camps. It’s also a good idea to consider having your child wear a medical alert bracelet as these provide essential information in times of emergency.

More information

The Royal Children’s Hospital – Kid’s Health Info Fact Sheets