Medication Policy

At St Bernard’s school no student is permitted to keep either prescription or non-prescription medication in their bag, desk, on their person, or in any other place within the classroom or school. All medication must be delivered to and kept in the school office and dispensed only by office staff or the Principal and his/her delegate.  All medication must be clearly labelled with the student’s name and all relevant information for the student for whom it has been provided. A register is maintained in the school office.  Following the administration of each dose the date and time is recorded in the register and signed by the person administering it.


Some students at St Bernard’s have a life threatening allergy to nuts and other products. We are a nut free school. We ask your cooperation in maintaining the well being of all students by avoiding sending in foods which may pose a risk. If your child has an allergy please ensure that the school is fully informed of your child’s needs. An Allergic Action Plan must be submitted to the office.

Health Policy

On enrolment an immunisation certificate must be provided for each student. In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease at the school, unimmunised students will be required to remain at home for the duration of the outbreak. In the case of common childhood diseases parents should follow medical advice as to the period of time a student should be excluded from school. Should a student be unwell or suffer an injury parents/carers or the emergency contact person will be notified.  Please ensure your emergency contact details are kept up to date.

Reporting to Parents

At the beginning of the year Parent Introductory Meetings are held to build a connection between yourself and your child’s teacher. Every year is different and every student has strengths and needs, so it is important that parents and teachers have an opportunity early in the year to meet and discuss the year ahead. Parent/teacher communication is critical to a successful partnership in the education of children. Reports are sent home at the end of Semester 1and Semester 2. Parents are encouraged to meet with teachers to discuss their child/ren’s reports during the formal interview period. In addition to these formal interviews parents are encouraged to make an appointment to speak with their child’s teacher whenever necessary. This can be arranged by contacting the class teacher.