All student absences need to be phoned through to Hamilton North School on 849 3029.
The bus company Go Bus must also be informed:
If you intend to pick up a student yourself, it is your responsibility to contact Go Bus to let them know prior to pick up.
The Board of Trustees uses the following guidelines when students are sick:
Recommended Recovery Time
|Vomiting||Until 24 hours after last vomit, and managed to keep food down.|
|Diarrhoea||Until 24 hours after last runny bowel motion.|
|Conjunctivitis||Until eye discharge has ceased.|
|Measles||For at least four days after onset of rash.|
|Whooping Cough||For five days after antibiotics treatment commenced.|
|Mumps||For nine days or when swelling has gone.|
|Chicken Pox||For seven days from the onset of the rash and scabs are gone.|
|School sores / Impetigo||For 48 hours after antibiotics started.|
|Infectious discharge / uncovered lesions||Until 24 hours after treatment has started and/or discharge has ceased.|
|Streptococcal Throat||For 48 hours after antibiotics started.|
|General Anaesthetic||Allow 2 days to be fully alert.|
|Cold / Flu Symptoms||Until temperature has returned to normal and the nose is clear.|
|Ears||Until discharge or pain has ceased.|
|General unwellness / unfit state for learning||Until symptoms cease (e.g. at least 24 hours after last high temperature - above 37.5°C) and student is in a fit state to be involved in full school day's activities.|
Students who require pain relief (e.g. Pamol/Panadol or Cold/Flu medication) are not well enough to attend school and therefore need to be kept home.
The school may ask for a medical certificate before the student is allowed to return to school.
School is a place for learning and children who are unwell need to be at home resting so that they are ready for learning on their return.