First Aid

The health, safety and wellbeing of all at Mary Queen of Heaven is paramount to us.  A fully stocked and supervised First Aid space, ensures that all of our student’s needs are met at any time of the school day.

Many thanks to the generosity of Jason Sassine at JASON real estate who has kindly sponsored the set-up of our First Aid room for 2023.  Our school will begin with a fully stocked First Aid space catering to all triage and medical needs.

Health & Nutrition

Health and Nutrition are explicitly taught as part of our curriculum.  Students are encouraged to make good food choices, however, we also celebrate with ‘sometimes’ foods.  Creating and supporting a balanced diet is what we promote.

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to a substance, most commonly nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, seafood, some insect stings and medications. We have an Anaphylaxis Management Policy in place, to provide a safe and supportive environment in which children diagnosed at risk of anaphylaxis can participate equally in all aspects of schooling.

The Policy contains individual management plans for each child at risk, a communication plan to inform staff, parents and students about anaphylaxis and the school's policy and procedures to ensure staff training and emergency responses.

We are an ‘Asthma Friendly School’. This program aims at improving the quality of life, health outcomes and well-being for school children with asthma. Asthma education is provided to all staff. Asthma Action Plans/Student Asthma Records are kept centrally and plans and protocols are in place regarding medication and sharing of information with the community.

Where children bring medication to be administered during school hours, it must be accompanied by the school prepared note of instruction from parents, this can be accessed from Skoolbag or from the school directly. The medication permission note must include the name of the child, name of the medicine, dose and time medication is to be administered.
As a Sun Smart school we have a sun protection policy that meets the Cancer Council of Victoria criteria. The purpose is to reduce student and staff exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, to reduce sunburn and the risk of skin cancer. We encourage the wearing of sunscreen and sunglasses year round and enforce the wearing of hats from the beginning of September to the end of April (Term 1 and 4), in accordance with The Anti-Cancer Council guidelines.
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