Our School Health services provide young people, their parents and members of the school community with access to a health professional in the school setting.

For more information, please contact the School Health Administrator on 02 6205 2086.

You can also visit the following service pages:

School Youth Health Nurse Program

The School Youth Health Nurse promotes positive health outcomes for young people and their families.

We support high school communities to adopt a whole-of-school approach to address contemporary health and social issues that face young people and their families. The goal is to help young people have a safe and healthy transition into adulthood.

Kindergarten Health Check

Our registered nurses conduct Kindergarten Health Checks in all ACT primary schools.

An information pack is sent home from your child’s school at the beginning of the year to obtain your consent and explain what the checks involve.

The health check includes vision, hearing, height, weight and development. It should not replace your child’s normal healthcare.

You are offered an appointment at a ‘catch-up clinic’ if your child is absent on the day of the health checks. These clinics are held regularly on Wednesday mornings during the school term. You or a nominated carer must attend this clinic with your child.

Our nurses can provide information or a referral letter to the appropriate specialist service for any issues identified through the checks.

For more information, please see the links below.

If you would like to re-check and monitor your child’s BMI the calculator can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/bmi/calculator.html

If you require any further information please contact the School Health Team on 02 5124 1585.

Healthcare Access At School (HAAS)

HAAS supports children with complex or invasive healthcare needs to attend school through nurse-led care.

Our nurses provide a link between parents and the school to ensure carers understand the child’s needs and give ongoing support.

For more information, please see the HAAS Brochure.

Further Information

For further Resources about helping children maintain a healthy weight:

Capital Health Network ‘Connect up 4 Kids’

https://www.chnact.org.au/connect-up-4-kids-family-resources 

Raising Children Network http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/childhood_obesity.html 

Women and Children’s Network, Parenting & Child Health

http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=302&id=1498 

Better Health Victoria

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/obesity-in-children-causes 

Healthy Kids Association

http://healthy-kids.com.au/parents/developing-positive-eating-behaviours/

Page last updated on: 30 Jan 2019