A number of students at a P-12 school have asthma. For some of these students, their health condition has no functional impact on their access to, or participation in, schooling. No ongoing, long term adjustments need to be provided for these students to receive the same opportunities as other students.
While the school provides staff training on the management of asthma for teachers and relevant staff on an annual basis and requires parents to complete Asthma Plans for all students with asthma, these particular students do not require ongoing adjustments.
Parents of these students would have agreed that ongoing monitoring was not required but would notify the school should their children’s health needs change. Some students, typically older students, are able to manage their condition themselves and are capable of self-monitoring and taking medication when required without the need for school involvement.
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For other students within the school, however, their asthma does impact on their schooling to varying degrees.
Some of these students may need to be reminded weekly to take their medication, while other students may require teacher assistance with taking medication.
Teachers are conscious of the health needs of these students when planning for school camps or excursions, however regular support is not required for these students other than ongoing monitoring.
Where only ongoing monitoring is required, the health needs of these students are being provided through Quality Differentiated Teaching Practice. The students would be reported as having a physical disability for the purposes of the NCCD.