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If your child has a serious accident or becomes ill at school, we will contact you. The school must have your CURRENT emergency contact telephone numbers, which include your home, employment and/or a person designated as an emergency contact. Provision for these numbers is on the Student Enrolment Form. If changes occur, please contact the school immediately.
In consultation with the Department of Health and the Centre for Disease Control, DET adopts the CDC “Time Out” Poster on minimum periods of exclusion from school, pre-school and childcare facilities for children or staff with, or exposed to, infectious diseases (based on National Health and Medical Research Guidelines – December 2005).
Office staff have St John Ambulance First Aid training and will treat cuts and provide emergency first aid for accidents that happen during school hours. Children who become ill will be supervised in the sick room until parents can be contacted.
In line with the DET guidelines, parents must apply in writing to have medication administered to a child at school. Drugs, including those prescribed to modify student behaviour may require an attachment to be completed by the medical practitioner. These forms which enable staff to appropriately carry out our 'Duty of Care' are available at the front desk.
Parents and health professionals are teaching children to self manage their asthma medication. However, it is important that the school be kept informed where a student is an asthma sufferer and is undertaking self-medication so that our records can be noted in case of an emergency situation arising. Driver Primary is an Asthma friendly school.
Head lice infestation is a social problem in school communities from time to time. Where head lice become apparent at school, a letter will be sent home advising the parent of an infestation. To assist us in the prevention of head lice spreading please ensure you check your child/ren's hair and treat if required. Treatment options can be found in the Department of Health's The Northern Territory Head lice Action Pack!! Copies of this pack can be requested through the front office or can be downloaded from the NT Department of Health - Click Here
Your local Pharmacy will also have some treatment options. Nits (live eggs) hatch in 7-10 days. The key to success in getting rid of them is to repeat whatever treatment you use again after 1 week.