School Nurse and Medical Room
Our Medical Room is staffed by a fully registered School Nurse who is available at all times during the school day to students and staff requiring medical attention.
The School Nurse attends to minor ailments and injuries (such as headaches, stomachaches, cuts and bruises) in-house. For more serious conditions, parents are contacted and the nurse arranges for the student to be transported to a nearly hospital if necessary. The nurse supervises the administration of prescriptions brought into school by students under strict guidelines but neither prescribes nor administers any other medication to students.
The Medical Room is equipped with first aid supplies and first aid kits are located at high-risk areas throughout the school, such as in the Sports Hall, Design and Food Technology classrooms and Science laboratories. An Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) is available for emergency situations and a number of staff, as well as the nurse, are qualified to use it.
Most of the staff accompanying school trips are first aid qualified and all trips are equipped with ESF-customised first aid kits for trips. The school is vigilant in ensuring that the majority of teachers and support staff such as Science technicians are up-to-date with their first aid qualifications.