If Your Child is Sick!

From time to time your child may be unwell and we would ask parents and guardians not to send a sick child to school.


If the child has an infectious illness please make sure to let the school know immediately. The following guide is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice:


Coughs and Colds

Children with a mild cold or cough may still attend school. However, coughing and sneezing easily spread infections so please encourage your child to cover their nose and mouth with a tissue and to wash their hands after disposing of used tissues. If a cough lasts more than a week, or if there is greenish nasal discharge, it is recommended that the child be brought to their GP to rule out infections.


Diarrhoea and vomiting illness

Such illnesses can spread very quickly through the classroom. Your child should remain at home for 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting before returning to school in order to minimise the risk to other children and staff members.


Head Lice

If you discover that your child has nits/head lice please let the school know, this is a common problem in Primary Schools. If there is an outbreak the school will inform parents/guardians so that children can be checked and treated if necessary.


Rashes and other infections

Many children will develop common illnesses (for example chicken pox) that are easily treated but will require your child to remain at home and rest until they are fully recovered.  If your child has developed a rash or infection please be guided by the advice of your doctor.



If your child has a known allergy please make sure to inform the school and class teacher.


Other Health Conditions

It is crucial that the school is made aware of an existing health conditions that your child may have (for example diabetes, epilepsy, asthma). Keep the class teacher informed if there is any change in medication or treatment.