At Hillside, many of our staff have up-to-date first aid training and we have a nominated Health and Safety Officer who oversees all health and safety issues.
If your child becomes unwell or is hurt at school they will be cared for by our first-aiders. We will give appropriate care for illness or accidents and liaise with the child’s family members as soon as possible.
Children are encouraged to stay away from school if they have any illnesses and staff will call parents and send children home if they develop any symptoms of fever or illness. We follow the HK Centre for Health Protection Guidelines and meet the Education Bureau health standards.
We do not administer general medication for children, except for children who have medical conditions such as asthma, eczema and severe allergies (e.g. asthma puffers, Epi-pen…etc.), where we will meet with parents and develop a Medical Action Plan to ensure we are well-prepared to provide the appropriate medical attention when required. These medications need to be kept in the classroom. No child should carry, or have any medication in their school bag at any time.
We do all we can to provide a happy, safe and healthy environment for our students. Please help us in this by encouraging concern for others and developing good health practices.