All medication brought to school by dayboys or boarders MUST BE DECLARED to the Sisters at the Sanatorium. This includes both chronic/long term medication, such as Ritalin, Concerta, Epilim, asthma medication etc, and any short term medication.
Although some medicines have to be carried by the pupil, such as an asthma pump or an Epipen, many of these medications should be taken under supervision to avoid non-compliance or abuse. Please discuss any medicine your son may need to take with the Sisters.
If a pupil wakes up in the morning and feels that he is too ill to attend school, he must report to the Sanatorium where the staff will either inform his parents of his illness, or arrange for him to see a doctor, if necessary. The doctor will submit his accounts directly to the parents. Please note that the school plays no role whatsoever in the payment of medical or pharmacy bills.
If a pupil is sick and cannot go home, the nursing sister will arrange for his meals to be sent up from the central dining room.
Parents must make their own transport arrangements for orthodontist or other medical appointments. Appointments must NOT be arranged during school hours.
The school does not have a blanket medical cover for pupils. It is incumbent upon parents to ensure that they have adequate medical and other cover for their children. The school will, however, consider assistance up to a maximum of R10,000 per child where medical aid does not adequately cover treatment for an injury resultant from a school related accident or sporting activity. Illness is excluded. PLEASE NOTE: This only applies to that portion of the account NOT covered by your medical aid. You may NOT claim from the school instead of claiming from your medical aid.