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Management of Anaphylaxis at The Peninsula School

Download a PDF of The Peninsula School's Anaphylaxis Management Policy.

Anaphylaxis is a severe, rapidly progressive allergic reaction that is potentially life threatening.  The most common allergens in school aged children are peanuts, eggs, tree nuts (e.g. cashews), cow’s milk, fish and shellfish, wheat, soy, sesame, certain insect stings and medications. Adrenaline given through an auto injector to the muscle of the outer mid-thigh is the most effective First Aid treatment for anaphylaxis.

In accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and Independent Schools Victoria (Ministerial Order No 706: Anaphylaxis Management in Victorian schools), The Peninsula School, like all Victorian schools, is required to regularly update information relating to currently enrolled students at risk from Anaphylaxis,

One of the requirements of the Ministerial Order is that the School must ensure that parents are aware of our Anaphylaxis Management Policy and the specific prevention strategies employed by the School to minimise the risk of a student having an anaphylactic reaction.

You will find an up-to-date copy of The Peninsula School’s Anaphylaxis Management Policy at the Health Centre. Please take the time to read through this document and familiarise yourself with its content.

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our golden jubilee celebrations

All members of our community - past, present and future - were invited to join us as we celebrated fifty years of outstanding education on the Mornington Peninsula. We had a host of celebratory Golden Jubilee events in 2011. 


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