Student health needs are met by trained LSAs, in collaboration with ACT Directorate of Health nurses. Individualised plans are developed in partnership with families and other health professionals. The ACT Directorate of Education also provides specialist support teachers on a consultative basis for students with vision and hearing impairments. Malkara School works with private providers of therapy to support individual students.
If your child has a known medical condition that requires a specific response, such as asthma, anaphylaxis and epilepsy, it is important that the school receives a response plan completed and signed by a medical practitioner. This can be in the form of a traditional emergency management plan for these conditions, or a ‘Known Medical Condition Response Plan’. In the absence of these forms, standard first aid will be given.
If your child requires any medication administered at school, including medications listed in the Known Condition Response Plan or Emergency Management Plan, you will need to complete a 'Medical Authorisation Administration Record'. All medication must be in the original packaging, with the child’s name and dosage clearly visible.