The Health Centre at Wantirna College is staffed during school hours as a job-share position by a registered nurse and first aid officer.
Our role is to provide your child with immediate first aid and supportive care should they become injured or fall ill at school. The Health Centre also provides support and education for students with health concerns.
If your child attends the Health Centre, we will provide initial first aid. If students are unwell in the morning, it is obviously better for them to be kept at home, however, in the event of a child becoming ill during the day, parents/guardians will be contacted.
The Health Centre is a temporary area for sick or injured students. With the high volume of student presentations in a day, we appreciate your prompt arrangement for their collection.
If your child needs medical attention, you will be contacted and options for treatment discussed.
If your child requires immediate or advanced emergency care, an ambulance will be called to the school, and you will you be informed ASAP. If we are unable to contact you or the situation is time critical, a decision will be made by health centre staff in consultation with a member of the Principal Team in the best interest of your child.
Parents/guardians are liable for all medical expenses incurred as a result of student injury, including transport costs such as ambulance, therefore it is strongly recommended to have up-to-date ambulance cover and/or confirm your private health insurance policy regarding ambulance cover.
Please ensure the College has current details for parents/guardians and emergency contacts. We ask that you provide the school with three emergency contacts in addition to parent/guardians. Please think carefully about the choices you make for these contacts as will take on parental responsibilities for your child if you are unable to be contacted in an emergency situation. Please notify the college office of changes to any contact details.