The School Nurse

What does the school nurse do?

School nurses promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness with school-age students. The school nurse’s aim is to support children and young people in making healthy lifestyle choices, enabling them to reach their full potential, and enjoy life.

School nurses work across education and health, providing a link between school, home, and the community. Their goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The school nurse encourages a good relationship with the students and is a familiar person to the student. The school nurse is an easy person to turn to when needed, however the students can also speak to their mentor or another member of staff.  Each meeting and conversation is an opportunity to teach the student about how to best take care of themselves in a range of different issues such as management of headaches, stomach pain…etc.

Working hours - Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 16.00
Available to students from 08.00-14.00

Ms Hinchy (school nurse for Grade 4, 5 and 6)

Ms Senior (school nurse for Grade 7, 8 and 9) 

We encourage students to come and see us during their breaks, or they can make an appointment with us. We are often with students, having health chats, or attending meetings, so in an emergency the student can ask any staff member to phone us. For parents it is best to contact us by email.

We offer a targeted health program

Year 4: Health Talks

We talk about school and peer relationships, diet, physical activity, and the potential health problems, as well as other things that the student wants to take up. 
Check and documentation of height, weight, back, and vision.

Year 5: Vaccination

The girls are offered vaccination with Gardasil against HPV; human-papillomvirus that can cause cervical cancer. It is one vaccination during the fall semester and one in the spring semester. 

Year 6: Health Check

Check and documentation of height, weight, and back.

Year 7: Follow-ups if needed

Some children need a follow up on their height, weight, vision, or other. We carry out these follow-ups continuously. We, unfortunately, do not have the time to notify parents in advance, however we will communicate any concerns with parents or guardians via email or phone call.

Year 8: Health Talks and Vaccinations for all students

We talk about school and peer relationships, diet, physical activity, potential health problems, and other things that the student wants to take up. 
Check and documentation of height, weight and back.
All grade 8 students are recommended to take their 5th vaccination (booster dose) of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough).

Year 9: Follow-ups if needed.

Some children need a follow up on their height, weight, vision, or other. We carry out these follow-ups continuously. We, unfortunately, do not have the time to notify parents in advance, however we will communicate any concerns with parents or guardians via email or phone call.

Further information

General information about student health care

Special Diets

Head lice

Cold or Fever

Stomach or vomiting disease