Anaphylaxis & Allergies

31 January 2018

The overarching goal we have for every student at MBBC is that they learn, but even more importantly, that they do so in a place where they feel safe and where their safety is maintained by teachers and staff at the College.

Many children in our school community have a severe, sometimes life threatening, allergy to nuts and the oils in foods that contain nuts. Strict avoidance of nuts and products containing nuts is the only way to prevent an allergic reaction.

While we cannot guarantee a completely nut-free environment we take every measure possible to ensure we minimise the risk of student exposure to nuts and nut products. We therefore appeal to parents not to pack nuts or nut products when preparing your son’s lunches and to think carefully about what to buy for class parties, other celebratory events, or any additional school-based events that may require food to be brought to school.

Anaphylaxis is the severest form of allergy and can affect various organ systems including the upper and lower respiratory systems with the throat possibly closing. Our school has an emergency procedure in place for such an incident but we would also like the school community to be very aware of the potential harm faced by boys with allergies.

Food allergies are becoming more common and we must do all we can to provide students with a safe learning environment at MBBC. With your help we shall achieve our goal.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.

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