If a child is absent from school parents/caregivers are requested to inform the Administration Office on 3249 1333 and choose the student absent option, leaving the student's name, class and reason for absence or to send a note giving the reason for the absence when the child returns to school. If it is known that a child will be absent at a future date, parents are required to notify the teacher and the office. Absences can also be logged through the QParents app.​

If a child is collected from school prior to 2:50 p.m., the parent/caregiver collecting the child must sign the register in the office before taking the child from the school.  This requirement is a safety precaution.

Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds at any time during the school day without permission from their parent/caregiver and the Principal. Permission will not be given to students who wish to use the shops during morning tea or lunch, as the school cannot ensure their safety.

​Absences - SMS Notifications

If your child/children are absent from school without an explained reason, a nominated parent will receive an SMS notifying them of the absence.  Parents are required to either reply to the SMS with a reason for the absence (do not include any emojis or pictures as these cannot be read), contact the office on 3249 1333.​


Children who are sick should not attend school. Symptoms which may alert you or the staff to the fact a child is unwell or requires a visit to the doctor include –

  • ​Unusual spots or rashes
  • Vomiting (within the last 24 hours)
  • Severe, persistent or prolonged coughing
  • Feverish appearance
  • Loss of appetite
  • Infected patches of skin
  • Headache or stiff neck
  • Diarrhoea (within the last 24 hours)
  • Trouble breathing
  • Mucous discharge from the nose (thick, green or bloody)
By observing and acting appropriately on the above conditions, staff and parents can work together to foster the health and wellbeing of all children. 

Should your child become unwell during the school day you will be contacted and advised of the situation. If we are unable to contact you, another person from the emergency list will be contacted.

Wellers Hill staff will operate in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of the children in our care.

Please ensure the school has up-to-date information regarding emergency contacts so that an adult can be reached if illness or an accident should occur.


In case of an accident in the school grounds, first aid will be administered.  Where possible, the parents or emergency contacts will be notified by phone and their instructions followed, however, some situations will require the immediate action of the principal. The principal will take whatever action is required to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child and an ambulance will be called should it be required.  


All medications you provide for the school to administer to your child must be prescribed by a qualified health professional who is authorised to prescribe medications under the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (Qld) e.g. doctor, dentist, optometrist. State schools refer to these professionals as ‘prescribing health practitioners’ (practitioners).

For medication to be administered during school hours and/or during school-related events, provide the school with:

  • a completed Consent to administer medication form.
  • the medication with an attached pharmacy label, in its original container, with intact packaging.​

Non-prescribed oral medication (such as Analgesics, Panadol, Aspirin or Cough mixture) cannot be given by a teacher or any other person on the school staff.

As well as using the pharmacy label instructions, the school will need additional written information from the prescribing health practitioner if your child:

As well as using the pharmacy label instructions, the school will need additional written information from the prescribing health practitioner if your child:

         A. requires medication as an emergency response. Depending on your child's                health condition, your doctor will need to complete:

  • an Asthma Action Plan and/or
  • an Anaphylaxis Action Plan and/or
  • written instructions if your child has more complex health needs.

         B. requires insulin. Your doctor will need to complete a medication order for                  insulin.

         C. requires medication 'as-needed' (but not as an emergency response). Your                 health practitioner will need to complete a Medication order to administer                 'as-needed' medication at school (see page 3).

         D. has their dosage changed from that on the pharmacy label. Your health                      practitioner will need to write a letter for the school explaining the                              changes.  

All medication must be brought to and stored at the school office, not the classroom.  A teacher or Office staff member can give medication strictly in accordance with instructions written on the label from the pharmacist as per the doctor’s prescription. Request to administer medication forms are available at the office or by clicking on the links below. These documents are to be completed and signed by a parent/carer before medication is able to be given to the student​

To assist the school in safely administering the medication to your child, you are encouraged to have your pharmacist update the pharmacy label attached to the medication with the new dosage as soon as possible.


Last reviewed 30 May 2022
Last updated 30 May 2022