Medical Info


The Health Department recommends that children just before entering school should be immunised. The Council Health Department provides these immunisations at no cost, or parents may prefer to seek vaccinations from their family doctor.

Illnesses and injuries at School

Parents are contacted if their child becomes unwell or has an injury at school.

If students need medical assistance from a hospital or medical practitioner, a Work Safe report needs to be completed.

Mimimum periods of exclusion

The health and safety of all students is very important at St. Bernard’s.

We adhere to the health regulations regarding the exclusion of patients and contacts from school. 

Below is a list of common diseases and conditions. For more information or for an extended list, please consult your family doctor

Excluded until fully recovered or for at least 5 days after the eruption first appears. Note: Some remaining scabs are not an indication for continued exclusion

Excluded until discharge from eyes has ceased.

Excluded until diarrhoea has ceased or until medical certificate of recovery is produced.

Excluded until medical certificate of recovery is received following at least two negative throat swabs, the first not less than 24 hours after finishing a course of antibiotics and the other at least 48 hours later.

Exclusion is required until all blisters have dried out.

Excluded until treated and all live lice removed.

Young children unable to comply with good hygiene practises should be excluded while the lesion is weeping.

Lesions to be covered by dressing where possible.

Excluded until appropriate treatment has commenced.

Sores on exposed surfaces must be covered by a watertight dressing.

Excluded for at least 4 days from the appearance of the rash.

Excluded for at least 9 days or until swelling goes down (which ever is sooner).

Re-admitted once appropriate treatment has been completed.

The school provides information on effectively treating head lice or you may visit:

Re-admitted the day after appropriate treatment has commenced.

Excluded until fully recovered and at least 4 days have passed since the onset of rash.

Re-admitted the day after appropriate treatment has commenced.

Re-admitted the day after appropriate treatment has commenced.

Excluded for 5 days after starting antibiotic treatment.

Excluded if diarrhoea present

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