William Dean Public School

Quality Education in a Caring Environment

Telephone02 9626 5200


Medical information

Parents of children with medical conditions, for example, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and severe allergies must consult with the school and their doctor and ensure that a health care plan is developed.

The health care plan will outline the agreed procedure the school is to follow in order to manage your child’s health and respond in the event of an emergency. It is important to provide the school with updated medical information as it becomes available.

Health care plans are kept on file in the office and shared with classroom teachers.

Individual health support plans should include the individual health support plan cover sheet and clear details for the following where relevant:

  • an emergency care/response plan
  • a statement of the responsibilities of those involved in the student's support
  • a schedule for the administration of prescribed medication as provided by the treating medical practitioner
  • a schedule for the administration of health support procedures as provided by the treating medical practitioner
  • an authorisation to contact the medical practitioner
  • other relevant documents.

An individual health support plan must be developed for:

  • severe asthma, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy and anaphylaxis
  • any student who is diagnosed as having a condition that may require an emergency response
  • any student who requires the administration of health support procedures

The principal is responsible for assessing, in consultation with appropriate school staff, the parent and the medical practitioner, how the school will meet the health needs of the student.

The principal will arrange a meeting with the parent and appropriate school staff to discuss the management of the student's health needs.


Our school follows the Department of Education’s policy on the Administration of Prescribed Medication to School Students.

In some circumstances children may need prescribed medication at school. The Office Staff have the authority to oversee the giving of prescribed medication. We suggest to parents:

  • Provide medication in its original packaging.
  • Write clearly on the medication what it is, the name and class of the child and the time it is to be taken.
  • Complete required paperwork at the office.
  • Remind your child at what time they must go to the office to take the medicine.
  • Provide a note containing all relevant information to enable the class teacher to support your child to get to the office at the appropriate time.

Children must never keep any type of medication in their school bags, including headache tablets.

The only exception is for asthma sufferers who may keep their medication with them and self-administer as appropriate. Parents whose children need prescribed medication for long term medical conditions must contact the Principal.

Emergency contact details

Please ensure that an emergency contact number is known at the school and that it is updated as necessary. This can be a phone number where you can be contacted during school hours or that of a relative or friend who can act on your behalf.

Also please notify the school of a change of address as many times it may be necessary to contact you for special award ceremonies or other administrative details not handled by telephone calls.