First Aid

River Gum Primary School has a fully trained First Aid officers on duty at recess and lunch time. Before school, during class time and after school the office staff who are also trained First Aid Officers are on call to assist all staff, students and visitors to our school.

During Recess and Lunch students are encourage to speak to the yard duty teachers for minor accidents in the yard before entering the first aid room. All yard duty teachers have mobile phones to contact the school office for more serious accidents should they occur.

N.B. All first aid officers are accredited with Senior First Aid and are re-accredited every year in CPR.

Measles Guide

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has confirmed three cases of measles at Essendon North Primary School. Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine. It is important to continue immunising children in Australia, because Athere is a risk that the infection can be brought in by people arriving or returning from overseas.

Schools and parents should be aware of the measles symptoms and encourage any family with a child showing symptoms – such as fever, runny nose, cough or rash – to see their GP as soon as possible.

Anaphylaxis Policy

Please refer to this document if you have any queries regarding our Anaphylaxis Policies.


This is a very common condition. If your child suffers with Asthma, please supply the school with an Asthma Management Form and ensure that you student always has their medication with them at school.


Some people are highly allergic to food, bees and insects. Severe cases that have been medically diagnosed are referred to as Anaphylaxis. If your child has been medically diagnosed you must complete an epipen action plan and supply the school with a current epipen.

Medication at School

There are times when children require medication during the day.

We are happy to administer prescription medication only. Please complete the Student Medication Request Form if you wish the medication to be administered. All medication must be stored in the office.