The Health Centre is staffed by a Community Health Nurse five days of the week.
The Community Health Nurses works closely with the staff in the school to:
- foster self-care
- encourage students to take responsibility for their own health
- promote healthy lifestyle choices
- provide health information and education on an individual and group basis
- promote the first aid principles and a whole school approach to provision of care
- assist students with chronic health conditions
- identify and support vulnerable children and their families through appropriate health care
School health services are an accessible way for secondary students to access health care and health information for issues such as:
- Healthy eating and nutrition
- Healthy weight and body image
- Coping with illness
- Feeling anxious, stressed or unhappy
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Loss and grief
- Sexual health
- Smoking, alcohol and drug use, and
- Other adolescent health concerns
The WA Country Health Service is also responsible for the organisation and implementation of the School Based Immunisation Program for Year 7 and Year 10 students. More Information can be found here.
School facilities allow for the provision of basic first aid only. They are not designed to for sick or injured students to remain at school. Parents/guardians will be notified when students are unable to continue class participation and they will be responsible for transport to home or hospital for care. Ambulance costs are directed to the parents/guardians.
Students are encouraged to limit visits to the nurse to scheduled breaks or before or after school. Their teacher’s permission is required to attend during class times. Appointments are required for non-urgent consultation.
Our school nurse
Mrs Susan Noble