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Health Centre Update

Our Health Centre provides a professional service for students during the School day. In the winter months, there is typically an increase in communicable illnesses. Our nurses draw this to your attention so that you can be proactive in prevention (or protecting students from these illnesses) as they are easily spread in a communal environment.

Importantly, if your son is unwell, or he displays symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, headache or temperature, we would encourage you to keep him home to fully recover and thereby prevent the spread of infection. This is particularly important as we remain at the COVID-19 Protection Framework’s Orange setting.

If your son has an important test or assessment, please communicate directly with your son’s Dean who will be able to provide you with advice and guidance. If you are taking your son to the Doctor, request a medical certificate to show he was unfit for School. If he has missed all or part of an NCEA Internal Assessment, he will need to see Associate Headmaster – Academic Dr John Etty within three days of his return to School.

As our nurses are regularly sending students home who are unwell, they do want to be able to communicate with parents promptly and effectively. They can only do so if we have your correct contact and emergency contact details in our Student Management System. You can view these details via the Parent Portal and provide any updated information via email.

Remember if your son is injured or ill (particularly after a weekend), please ensure he is taken to the appropriate medical professional for diagnosis and treatment before returning to School. Prompt attention shortens the recovery process and is strongly recommended.