First Aid Department & Student Absences from School
GESS’s core Educational Goals is to provide an environment in which students can strive to lead a healthy and balanced life. To support this goal, each of our campuses has a first aid room staffed by qualified nurses who are available to provide first aid and to help students who fall ill while at school.
A Senior First Aid Officer on each campus is responsible for the coordination of the First Aid Department, including the formulation and implementation of First Aid policies and procedures, and communications to parents. To assist us to provide the best First Aid care for your child, it is essential that all new parents complete a ‘Student Healthcare Plan’, available from either Front Desk, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This is particularly relevant if your child has any health condition, including allergies, or is required to take any regular medication.
First Aid Officers are always on duty during school hours, including CCA times, as well as special events, such as sports tournaments. The school is also equipped with many First Aid Kits, as well as fixed and portable Automated External Defibrillators, and engages qualified personnel to conduct regular First Aid training sessions with staff.
Should your child be ill, parents must:
- Keep students who are unwell or with a temperature above 37.8 degrees at home
- Inform the school as soon as possible by emailing:
- Any child that is absent from Pre-School parents must inform the Pre-School administration officers of the absentee before 8.30am by calling:
- To assist us to identify and manage outbreaks of illness within the school community, please provide details of the illness/symptoms your child is experiencing, particularly in the case of a high fever, or contagious illness.
- Upon their return to school, students must produce a written note from the parents, indicating the reason for and length of the absence.
- A doctor’s certificate will be required after the third day of illness.