- Parents and Carers
- Trauma Support Resources
- Translated Information for Parents
- Bushfire & Heatwave
Parent Fact Sheets
- School Chaplaincy
- Aboriginal Education Services
- Allergies and Asthma
- Australian School-based Apprenticeship (ASbA)
- Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)
- Authorised Absences
- Authorised Persons
- Child and Family Learning Centres
- Supporting students with disability in Tasmanian Government Schools
- Student Behaviour
- Education and Training after Year 10
- English as an Additional Language
- Enquiries and Complaints
- Getting Involved
- Gifted and Talented Students
- Gifted Online Courses
- Headlice (nits)
- Healthy Eating Schools and Canteens
- Infectious Diseases
- Intake Areas from 2021 for Tasmanian Government Schools
- Kindergarten in Tasmanian Government Schools
- Launching into Learning
- Learning in Families Together (LIFT)
- Levies and Charges
- LGBTIQ+ equality in Tasmanian Government Schools
- Meal Time Support
- Medication in Tasmanian Government Schools
- My Education in Tasmanian Government Schools
- Online Safety in Tasmanian Government Schools
- Outside School Hours Care
- Professional Support
- Ready For School
- Religious Instruction
- Respectful Relationships Education
- School Association Committees
- School Associations
- School Health Nurse Program
- School Psychologists
- Social Workers
- Starting Secondary School
- School Speech Pathologists
- Starting/Leaving Ages
- Staying Safe
- Supporting Students with Carer Responsibilities
- Testing and Reporting
- The Department for Education, Children and Young People
- Travelling to School
- Volunteers and Visitors
- Work and Tasmanian Government Schools – Kindergarten to Year 10 Students
- Work and Tasmanian Government Schools – Senior Secondary Age Students
- Year 10 Transition Statements
- Year 12 Completion Letters
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Assessment Programs
- Grandparents and Carers
- Early Years
- Cyber Safety Resources
- Together with Families
- Programs and Initiatives
What to do if your child is unwell and unable to go to school
If your child experiences an illness that is infectious, contagious or harmful to others at the school, you should keep your child at home until they are better.
This is in the best interests of your child and protects other children from also becoming unwell. In these situations, the principal may ask you to temporarily keep your child away from school.
If there is an outbreak of vaccine preventable diseases such as rubella, measles, mumps or whooping cough in the community and your child has not been vaccinated against it, you will be asked to keep your child home from school until the outbreak is over to ensure they are not put at unnecessary risk of being infected.
You may also seek medical advice as to how to prevent your child from becoming infected.
Where to start
- If your child is unwell and unable to go to school, it is important o tell the school and provide the reason for your child’s absence. You can:
- send a note or email to the school
- telephone or message the school office
- visit the school.
- The principal may ask for a medical certificate to explain an extended absence for illness.
- You must tell the school if your child has an illness that may be passed on to other students so that the absence can be recorded and the health of other children monitored.
- Information on the types of illness and the period of non-attendance required is available from your school.
If your child becomes unwell at school
If your child becomes unwell or is injured at school, your school will contact you and seek the necessary medical attention.
The best place for children to be if they are unwell is at home.
In the event of an emergency, your child may be moved to a safe place for appropriate care or treatment without prior permission. This may be by ambulance or other form of transportation.
It is therefore very important for you to keep the school updated about any medical conditions or allergies that your child has, and that you inform the school of correct contact numbers for yourself and your child’s doctor.
Schools keep records of accidents and follow guidelines for dealing with them and for removing any dangers.