You may find additional information about student health on the child health and education support services (chess) and child and student wellbeing sections of the DECD website.
The school is serviced by the SA Dental Health Service with a clinic on the Cummins Area School campus. Students are registered at the clinic and are contacted on a regular basis for dental checks and treatment if necessary. Dental enrolment forms are available from the school.
Preschool children will visit the dentist for a check annually.
Child and Youth Health Nurse
Students are checked by a Child and Youth Health Nurse whilst at Pre-school.
If you have any concerns regarding your child's hearing or vision, a visit can also be arranged.
Infectious Diseases Policy
- Stomach and Gastric Complaints: The child is to be excluded from school for the duration of the complaint, and for at least a further 24 hours after the cessation of diarrhoea or vomiting.
- School Sores: Exclude from School until appropriate treatment has commenced. Any sore on exposed surfaces should be covered with a dressing.
- Ringworms: Exclude until the day after appropriate treatment has commenced.
- Head Lice: Exclude until the day after appropriate treatment has commenced.
- Conjunctivitis: Exclude during the acute stage of the infection.
- Chicken pox: Exclude until all lesions have crusted, there are no moist sores and the person feels well.
- Mumps: Exclude for nine days or until swelling goes down (whichever is sooner)
- Rubella (German Measles): Exclude till fully recovered or for at least 4 days after onset of rash.
- Measles: Exclude from unimmunised persons for at least four days after the onset of the rash. Non immunised contacts should be excluded for 14 days from the first day of appearance of rash in the last case of measles reported. If non-immunised contacts are vaccinated within 72 hrs of their contact with the index case they may return to school.
- Influenza ('Flu'): Exclude until the person feels well. To prevent other children and staff from being infected parents are strongly encouraged to keep their children at home until they have recovered.
- Often children develop symptoms of the above infectious diseases whilst being at school, or it is possible for parents not to notice or recognise symptoms. If this is the case and symptoms are detected at school, the child will be withdrawn from the classroom, and parents will be contacted and requested to pick their child up from the school as soon as practicable.
- Immunisation is strongly recommended.