As you know we take the health and safety of our students very seriously. As such we are adopting a new health and safety application named CareMonkey for all of our Outdoor Education & VET Sport & Recreation students.
CareMonkey is an innovative parent controlled electronic medical form for schools, clubs and other groups with a duty of care. It’s an electronic version of the paper based forms you’re always having to fill in for excursions, camps, enrolments, etc. It provides parents the opportunity to update medical information promptly and accurately while providing the school with instant access to the emergency information provided by you. We will be using the CareMonkey app in the best interest of the children whilst also reducing the burden on parents to fill out the same information on multiple forms throughout the year.
Users can use a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone to enter the details including:
- emergency contacts
- medical contacts
- medical checklist including asthma, allergies, seizures, diabetes
- health and ambulance insurance details
- notes and other care instructions from parents
- and more…
As a parent/guardian you will receive an invitation to join CareMonkey and enter details for your child/children. By following the instructions you can create your own free CareMonkey account and control all data about your child/children. The CareMonkey system stores the information on your behalf and you will be able to grant (or deny) access to your data with our school. You are also able to share this data with any other group or individual you choose (eg. your child’s grandparents, their child-minder, their sports club, etc).
From the schools perspective, this information will only be visible by the relevant staff for your child and will be managed in accordance with the Privacy Act.
You don’t need to do anything until you receive the email requesting the information. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. You can also visit the CareMonkey website for more information: www.caremonkey.com
We appreciate your assistance.
Deputy Principal – Staff & Students