Health Department

When our door swings open we never know who will come through, and whether we will have to deal with an issue related to a headache or heartbreak! Seeing as the kids are between the ages of five and nineteen years old we encounter a diverse amount of issues and challenges which means one day never resembles the next. This is what makes the job as a nurse at BIS so exciting and interesting. It gives us a great sense of satisfaction to feel as though we can make a difference not only providing day to day care, but also being in a position to educate young people to ensure that they continue to lead healthy lives.

Our Health Department is open Monday - Friday. Campus hours are located below, right.

Our goal is to provide a quality health service for all students and staff members. Our main task is to take care of the student’s health problems and injuries that have taken place during the school day.

You will receive in your welcome package the Health Record and the infection protection act. Please be so kind and fill these papers out for the first day of school and send or bring them A.S.A.P. to the Health Department.

Medication at School

Emergency Medication

With parent’s advance written permission, students may be given non-prescription medication during the school day to treat mild conditions such as headache, menstrual cramps or a sore throat. A medical evaluation will be requested if a student requires non-prescription medication more than three times per month for the same symptom.


Daily Medication

Students with diagnosed medical conditions may need emergency medication during the school day. These medications are kept locked in the Health Department, together with the student’s name, class, condition and dosage. A parental permission slip and/or a doctor’s permission slip are required along with these medications authorising their use. Please request a Form from the Health Department if required.

We will assist in giving the student the medication. Please be aware Primary and Secondary School students are not permitted to carry their own medication in school or during school trips. In special circumstances please contact the registered nurse.

If a short-term illness requires the use of antibiotics or other prescription drugs, the parents should, if possible, arrange for such medication to be taken before or after school.

If medication must be given during school hours it must be labelled with the student’s name, a current medication form stating the dose, the time it is to be given and parent’s signature. The medication will be kept in the Health Department.

We will assist in giving the student the medication. Please be aware Primary and Secondary School students are not permitted to carry their own medication in school or during school trips. In special circumstances please contact the registered nurse.

Allergies

Please note that BIS, while sensitive to supporting the unique medical needs of its students, is not a nut-free (including peanut) campus. Parents are responsible for working closely with the Health Department to address a child’s peanut allergy, or any other allergies or individual medical needs.


Contagious diseases

For keeping our Campus healthy, we ask that you please report promptly if your child is diagnosed with an infectious disease, including head lice, so that we can set our protocol into action to reduce the spread of infection.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us in the health department, we are happy to assist you.

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