Allergies and asthma

It is important for you to inform the principal and the school if your child has asthma or allergies – not just those diagnosed as severe or food allergies.

Allergies and asthma

It is important for you to inform the principal and the school if your child has asthma or allergies – not just those diagnosed as severe or food allergies. Anaphylaxis is a severe and sudden allergic reaction to allergens such as nuts or shellfish, or insect bites. If your child is diagnosed with asthma or at risk of an anaphylactic reaction, you must provide the school with information from your child’s doctor, including an Action Plan for Anaphylaxis in accordance with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

The school will develop an individual health care plan to describe your child’s needs and how the school plans to meet these needs during the school day, on excursions and in other school activities such as sport.

Schools and parents work together to put arrangements in place for health care support. Information from the child’s doctor that you provide will inform the planning process.

For more information, visit:

  • Allergy Aware - a hub for allergy aware resources and support for schools and children’s education and care services to prevent and manage anaphylaxis.
  • Allergy Facts - a support organisation helping individuals and carers in managing allergy and the risk of anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe and sudden allergic reaction to allergens such as nuts or shellfish, or insect bites.

If your child is diagnosed with asthma or at risk of an anaphylactic reaction, you must provide the school with information from your child’s doctor, including an Action Plan for Anaphylaxis in accordance with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

The school will develop an individual health care plan to describe your child’s needs and how the school plans to meet these needs during the school day, on excursions and in other school activities such as sport.

Schools and parents work together to put arrangements in place for health care support. Information from the child’s doctor that you provide will inform the planning process.

For more information about allergies and anaphylaxis visit:

  • The National Allergy Strategy, a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA).
  • Allergy Aware, a hub for allergy aware resources and support for schools and children’s education and care services to prevent and manage anaphylaxis.

Other information you need to tell your school

Find out what other information you must give your school before your child starts Kindergarten to help the school ensure their health, wellbeing and safety.

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