Penola Catholic College takes the health and safety of our students very seriously. As such we are adopting a new health and safety application named Operoo.

Operoo 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 parent’s 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 Operoo 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.

Parents can use a PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone 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 we will send you an email or text message from the Operoo system inviting you to enter the details for your child in an electronic medical form. From the schools perspective, this information will only be accessible by the relevant teacher(s) for your child. However, if you choose, you will also be able to share this information with anyone else you trust with your child's care - their grandparents, their sports club, etc. Therefore it is important that the College has an email address or a mobile phone number for a parent of each student so that the College can contact you with an email or SMS message with the link to Operoo.

Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. You can also visit the Operoo website for more information: