The School Health Team promotes the health and well being of all children.
During a child's first year in school we will undertake a health questionnaire. This will help inform the school nurse about your child's health and enable your child to be included in all routine health screenings at school such as vision tests and if required a hearing test.
In Primary 1, the School Health Team will undertake measurements of height and weight, whilst in Primary 7 they will carry out a vision test only. This is, in part, to monitor growth patterns of children across the country and to help us plan local health services. Support is also given in Primary 7 by the School Health team for parents and pupils during their transfer from primary in to secondary school.
If you have any concerns about your child’s health or development, we are always happy to discuss them further with you either at home, school, or at your local Health Clinic.