It is important that sick children are kept at home for their own comfort as well as the comfort of other children and staff. If a child becomes ill or is injured at school appropriate first aid will be given and if necessary parents will be notified and asked to take their child home. If emergency treatment is required parents will be notified immediately and the child will be transferred by ambulance to hospital. In such cases ambulance services and treatment are free. If medicine is to be taken at school it must be given to the first aid officer with written instructions. All students who have an ongoing condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis) must have a treatment plan completed by parents and their GP and lodged at the school. Action Plan proformas are available from the front office. If a student is to take a prescription medicine while at school, written directions and medicine must be left with office staff. Information on a child's health status should be given on enrolment or on diagnosis.
A Community Health Nurse based at the Belconnen Health Centre visits the school annually to examine children in kindergarten. Following receipt of parental permission, the Department of Health operates an immunisation program (usually Rubella, Hepatitis B) for students in year 6.
Head lice are extremely contagious but easily eradicated. Children with either eggs or live lice will be excluded from school until written evidence of treatment is produced. Please report any cases of head lice to the School Office. Departmental policy on Headlice. Exclusion periods for infectious diseases such as mumps, German measles, measles and chicken pox are provided on a separate sheet in the enrolment package. An immunisation form is required to be completed for all students enrolling in the ACT system. The appropriate form is included in the enrolment package. Departmental Policy on Infectious Diseases and Exclusion.
The Maribyrnong Primary School Music Program, organised by a sub-committee of the P&C Association, provides individual professional tuition in piano, guitar and violin. Piano lessons are conducted at the school each school day afternoon (except Friday) between 3.00pm and 6.00pm, and before school on Monday and Thursday. Concerts are held twice a year to enable students to experience performing in the presence of an audience. String (Guitar and Violin) lessons have been introduced in 2018 and are conducted on a Monday afternoon between 3.30pm and 6.00pm. In addition to individual lessons, the String teacher also offers group lessons for siblings from the same family. Further information may be obtained through the Music Scheme Coordinator as listed on the P&C page of this website.