The following common ailments require a period of exclusion from school unless a doctor is prepared to issue a medical certificate to say the child is free from infection and well enough to return to normal school activities.

Chicken Pox

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, and a generalised rash characterised by small blisters that rupture to form scabs.

Exclude from school for at least 5 days after rash appears and after all blisters have formed crusts. Return when sufficiently recovered, some remaining scabs are not an indication for continued exclusion.


Exclude from school until discharge from eyes ceases.

Glandular Fever

Symptoms include fever, sore throat, enlarged glands, rash, and fatigue.

Please follow medical advice.

Impetigo (School Sores)

Symptoms include itchy red weeping spots.

Exclude from school for 24 hours after antibiotics treatment has commenced. Sores must be covered with a waterproof dressing.

Measles (Notifiable)

Symptoms include lethargy, cough, sore and swollen eyes and nasal passages, fever and rash

Exclude for 4 days after rash appears. All students who are not immunised will be excluded for 14 days or until advised by the WA Health Department that it is safe to return

Mumps (Notifiable)

Symptoms include painful swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, painful testicles or ovaries.

Exclude for at least 9 days after onset of symptoms.


Exclude until student has received antifungal treatment for 24 hours.

Rubella (German Measles - Notifiable)

Symptoms include fever, sore eyes, swollen glands (particularly behind the ears) and a generalised rash.

Exclude until at least 4 days after onset of rash. Return on recovery.

Whooping Cough

Exclude for 3 weeks from onset of illness or for 5 days after starting antibiotic treatment.