All student absences need to be phoned through to Hamilton North School on 849 3029.
The bus companies Go Bus or Cross Country Rentals must also be informed:
Go Bus contact details:
Cross Country Rentals (CCR) contact details:
0800 467 3782 (extn 1 for Upper North Island, then extn 2 for Waikato),
or text 027 556 0994
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 food has been kept down for 24 hours after last vomit.|
|Diarrhoea (Gastroenteritis)||Until there has been no diarrhoea for 48 hours.|
|Conjunctivitis||Until eye discharge has ceased.|
|Measles||For at least 7 days after onset of rash.|
|Whooping Cough||For five days after antibiotics treatment commenced.|
|Mumps||For 10-12 days or swelling and temperature has ceased.|
|Chicken Pox||For seven days from the onset of the rash and all scabs are gone.|
|School sores / Impetigo||Until after the lesions have healed and 48 hours after antibiotics started.|
|Infectious discharge / uncovered lesions||Until 24 hours after treatment has started and/or discharge has ceased.|
|Cold Sores||Until after the lesion has healed.|
|Streptococcal Throat||For 48 hours after antibiotics started.|
|General Anaesthetic||Allow 2 days to be fully alert and able to participate in full school day’s activities.|
|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 37.5º) 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.