Health

Dental Therapy

The Dental Therapy Centre is located at the northern end of Excelsior Primary School. The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm to provide free dental therapy to all children from Pre-primary to Year 11.

The Dental staff can be contacted on 9256 4170 for an appointment.

Other professional support services include:

  • School Psychologist
  • School Nurse

Illness or accident

Children not well enough to see out a full school day should not be sent to school as there are no staff members available to cater for these children. The school does not have an on-site nurse. Should a child become ill or be injured during school time, teaching staff will render immediate basic first aid and contact parents when necessary.

It is very important that parents keep the student information up to date by notifying the office of any change in:

  • Home phone number and address,
  • Parents’ work place and mobile phone numbers,
  • Emergency phone numbers of someone who can care for your child if parents are not available.

As we do not have the appropriate staff, the best place for a sick child is at home. You will usually be contacted if your child becomes unwell.

Infectious Diseases

These are a few common infectious diseases that your child may contract. If you are unsure about sending your child to school with a particular illness, please contact the school for further advice.

Chickenpox Exclude from school until well and for at least 5 days after the rash appears and until vesicles have formed crusts. Note: crusts alone do not warrant exclusion.
Conjunctivitis Exclude until discharge from eyes has ceased.
Head Lice Exclude until the day after treatment has commenced.
Impetigo
(School Sores)
Exclude for 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has commenced. Lesions on exposed skin surfaces should be covered with a waterproof dressing.
Measles Exclude until well and at least 4 days after the onset of the rash.
Mumps Exclude until well and for at least 9 days after onset of symptoms.
Ringworm Exclude until the day after treatment has commenced.
Rubella Exclude for 4 days after onset of rash.