Pekerau Primary School - 742 Te Rahu Rd, Te Awamutu 3800 | Phone: 07-871 6025

Common reasons to keep your child home if they are unwell

Influenza and Colds-if your child is coughing and sneezing, has a sudden onset of fever with a cough, sore throat, sore muscles and or a headache.  They will need to stay away for as many days as it takes them to be well.   

Chickenpox - children should stay home 1 week from the appearance of rash or until all blisters have dried.

School Sores- in most cases, children will need antibiotic treatment.  Children need to stay at home until the scabs have dried up or for 24 hours after starting antibiotics. 

Nausea, Diarrhoea or vomiting- stay home until well and for 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

Headlice- while you don't have to stay at home, please treat as soon as possible and let us know in case we need to inform other members of the class. 

In all cases, you will need to contact Catherine or Christine on 871 6025 or email office@pekerau.school.nz to let us know your child will be away.  


Injuries requiring first aid treatment 

We have multiple first aid trained teachers and staff at Pekerau School who can provide treatment for minor schoolyard bumps, grazes and bruises. 


For a serious injury, following our own first aid assessment we would contact emergency services if required, then we will contact parents and whanau.  


Head Injury

If your child bumps their head at school, we will call you even if they don't need treatment beyond an icepack as you will need to continue to monitor them at home for signs of concussion. 


Read the guidelines and symptoms surrounding concussion here: Ministry of Health Head Injury and Concussion