Our school nurses are the first point of contact in terms of the physical well-being of the children within school. This includes immunisations and other forms of preventative medicine (such as information on healthy eating).
They are responsible for coordinating between all government bodies (the Ministry of Health), any visiting physicians, any health care providers and parents.
If a child is taken ill in school, the nurse will assess them and decide on the best course of action. The nurse can administer over the counter medication with consent from parents. Where children need off site medical care (doctor or hospital), parents will be contacted by the nurse to make the relevant arrangements. Parents are responsible for maintaining their correct contact information as this will be used to contact them in the event of any medical matters.
Parents of children with special medical needs should meet with the nurse to discuss any special provision required. This would include chronic illness, congenital conditions or transient medical issues such as a broken bones.
Please do not send your child to school if they are not well.
The Dubai Health Authority requires that all school children receive a medical in FS1, Year 1 and Year 4, carried out by the school doctor. This is a simple examination and you will be notified in advance; arrangements can be made if you wish to be present. As per DHA regulations, any child transferring from a school outside Dubai requires a health check by the school doctor, regardless of year group.
Our nurses also conduct annual general height, weight and basic eye tests.