Information for WA schools
- School curriculum teaching resources K-10 (external site) curriculum activities have been developed by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia in consultation with in consultation with the Department of Health WA, Department of Education WA (DoEWA), Catholic Education Office WA (COEWA) and Association for Independent Schools Western Australia (AISWA).
Each teaching module contains:
- Engaging classroom activities and learning strategies
- Parent information sheets including home activities for families
- Links to useful resources for teachers and students
- Teachers' notes with concise and accurate background information
- Teachers' guide for monitoring student achievement of learning outcomes
- Each teaching module contains:
A whole school approach to anaphylaxis
- Anaphylaxis management guidelines for WA schools (PDF 1.32MB)
- Sample school-based anaphylaxis policy (Word 71KB)
Health Care Plan and Action Plans for students at risk of anaphylaxis and allergy
- Sample individual anaphylaxis health care plan (PDF 56KB)
- ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis (Personal) (external site)
- ASCIA Action Plan for Allergic Reactions (Personal) (external site)
WA Student Health, Wellbeing and Safety Policies
- Public Schools, WA Department of Education Student Health Care Policy (external site)
- Non-Government Schools in Western Australia Registration Standards, 2012 (PDF 204KB)
Anaphylaxis Professional Development for School Staff
- Anaphylaxis Prevention and Management Course (e-learning) for Schools in WA developed by the WA Department of Education (DoE) in consultation with the Catholic Education Office WA (CEOWA), Association for Independent Schools Western Australia (AISWA) and Department of Health WA. This course meets the requirements of DoE, CEOWA and AISWA.
- WA Department of Education (public schools) access is via the DoE portal.
- Association for Independent Schools Western Australia (AISWA) and
Catholic Education Office WA (CEOWA) school staff
Access here> Anaphylaxis Prevention and Management Course (e-learning) for Schools in WA (external site)
- ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for Schools (external site) developed with Department of Health WA, NSW Health and Qld Government. WA participants should undertake the WA version.
Regular practice in administering adrenaline autoinjectors
- School staff are encouraged to regularly practise how to give adrenaline autoinjectors using replica trainer devices.
- A complementary trainer device is provided to your school when you join EpiClub (external site) or Analert (external site) (free device expiry reminders and education including videos demonstrating how to administer the device). Training devices are also available from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia’s (external site) online shop.
Adrenaline autoinjectors for general use to equip first aid kits
- Adrenaline autoinjectors for general use ASCIA information sheet (external site)
- Store with ASCIA Action Plans for Anaphylaxis (General) (external site)
- WA has made specific legislative provisions for schools and child care services to hold adrenaline autoinjectors for general use without requiring a Poisons Permit, through an exemption to the WA Poisons Act (WA) 1964 (external site) - Poisons Regulations (WA) 1965 exemption 41D (PDF 15KB), Services can purchase adrenaline autoinjectors over the counter from a pharmacy.
- Anaphylaxis (general audience) (PDF 201KB)
- Anaphylaxis and schools (PDF 286KB)
- Anaphylaxis and boarding schools (PDF 235KB)
- Anaphylaxis and bus services (PDF 236KB)
- Anaphylaxis and parent bodies (PDF 223KB)
- Anaphylaxis and canteens (PDF 190KB)
- Anaphylaxis management checklist for schools (PDF 245KB)
- 3 Steps to an Allergy Aware Canteen (external site)
- Frequently asked questions (PDF 127KB)
- Understanding food labels for food allergies (PDF 188KB)
- Cooking lesson checklist (PDF 183KB)
- Information snippets for the school newsletter (PDF 158KB)
Sector and Organisation Links
- WA Department of Education (DoE) (external site) and Student Health Care Policy (external site)
- Department of Education Services (external site) and Non-Government Schools in Western Australia Registration Standards, 2012 (PDF 204KB)
- Department of Child Protection WA (external site) and Neglect: what to do (PDF 413KB)
- Association of Independent Schools WA (AISWA) (external site)
- Catholic Education Office of WA (CEOWA) (external site) and CEOWA Policies (external site)