The Health Centre is staffed by a Community Health Nurse four days of the week and full-time by a qualified first aid assistant.
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
Primary health care and health promotion are the basis of community health nursing. The core concepts include
- promotion of health as a state of physical, social and emotional well-being
- focus on promotion of healthy life styles, prevention and early intervention
- identification of community needs
- participation by individuals and communities in their own health care
- collaboration across disciplines and agencies to achieve positive health outcomes
- culturally sensitive services
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.
Health Centre Staff
First Aid: 9334 7230
Nurses: 9334 7278
Monday to Wednesday and alternate Thursdays
8.00am - 3.30pm
Friday and alternate Thursdays
8.00am - 3.30pm