Asthma Policy Update 2016

Sandringham College Asthma Policy update 2016

Sandringham College Council has endorsed an update to our Asthma Policy at its meeting on Tuesday 17th May, 2016. The update refers to “banning the use of or bringing to school aerosol deodorant / body sprays”.

You may be aware that Asthma affects up to one in four primary aged children, one in seven teenagers and one in ten adults. It is important therefore for all staff, students and parents to be aware of asthma, its symptoms and triggers, and the management of asthma in a school environment.

Sandringham College Asthma Policy aims to:

– manage asthma and asthma sufferers as effectively and efficiently as possible at school

– reduce asthma triggers for all members of the Sandringham College community

The updated reference can be found in point 3.11:

“The school will reduce asthma triggers by mowing grass, limiting dust and high allergen plants, maintaining air conditioners, banning the use of or bringing to school aerosol deodorant / body sprays, ensuring students with Exercise Induced Asthma have a chance to warm up and cool down, to take a reliever medication before exercise and to stop activity and take reliever medication if symptoms occur.”

I ask that all members of the Sandringham College community abide by the College Council endorsed Asthma Policy and should deodorant be required for us during the school day, that stick or pump pack alternatives be used.

Should you wish to view the full policy, please contact our College office on 8599 0500.

Suzanne Reinhardt, College Principal