St William’s is a registered Asthma Friendly School and has an asthma management policy. As part of that policy we have implemented an ‘Asthma Register’ in the school. If your child has asthma (mild, moderate or severe) or occasionally requires asthma medication for a respiratory condition, please contact the school office. All students are encouraged to use spacer attachments with their puffers as advised by the Asthma Foundation of Qld.
St William’s School promotes a nut aware environment in order to protect several students who suffer from a severe allergy to nuts, nut by-products and raw eggs. As a result we ask parents not to send to school anything on the list below for your child’s lunch. Nut products can be deadly for these children.
Please refrain from sending to school:
Please also check the labelling of muesli bars as many contain nuts or nut by-products.
Medication Administration Request Form
The following are the guidelines set out for the administration of medication to students and must be strictly observed. Children are not to have their own medication at school as this may lead to other children taking the medication or incorrect dosage and could have serious consequences.
These are government guidelines and will be closely followed. Please assist us by following these guidelines.
The Principal will follow the current regulations of the Department of Health concerning exclusion and re-admission of pupils who have an infectious disease. These will be regularly outlined in the school newsletter. In the case of minor accidents or illnesses the School Secretary will deal with the matter. There is a suitable First Aid Kit containing adequate materials for such minor mishaps.
It is important that parent/carers give the school up to date emergency contact details.
Queensland Health recommends 'Time Out' for contagious diseases e.g. chicken pox, influenza and gastroenteritis. Queensland Health also has strict guidelines for children affected by head lice. Further advice and information on any of the relevant conditions can be obtained by contacting your nearest Public Health Unit on Brisbane’s north side on 36241111 or referring to the timeout poster.