Announcement |

Health Information

Hello to all new families and to those families already at AJHS. I am Brigid Lamont the school nurse. If your child has a medical condition that I need to be aware of or you just want to discuss a health issue, please feel free to phone or email me, or just drop in to the Health Clinic in the Administration block.

If your child is unwell please keep them home. This is especially important in the present Covid environment. We understand it is disruptive to be called to collect a child from school, however this is an important part of the process in keeping the community safe.

I am able to dipense Paracetamol and Ibuprofen (for pain or fever) to your child if you have ticked the box on the Permission to Administer Medicine form, (in your online profile) so please be sure to do so. If you child requires other medicine at school such as Antihistamine, Epilepsy or Migraine medicine or Antibiotics, please bring a supply to the Health Clinic clearly labelled with their name, and bring a completed Permission to Administer Medication form and a copy of the prescription from the Doctor. If your child has been prescribed an Epipen, please ensure I have a copy of the Action Plan, and that your child either carries the Epipen at all times or/and we have one in the Health Clinic. They need to ensure all medications accompany them on all Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) outings. Please make sure medication has not expired.

If your child has Asthma please ensure they carry an inhaler at all times. If they require an Action Plan for their Asthma please supply me with a copy. An inhaler MUST be taken on EOTC outings. If your child is an Insulin Dependant Diabetic, please give me a copy of the School Management Plan, a supply of testing strips and a hypokit to keep in the Health Clinic.

It is very important that parents and AJHS manage your child’s attendance together, therefore please make it clear to your child that they must see the school nurse if feeling unwell before they arrange to be collected. If I contact you to collect your child, please go to reception and sign them out. Students are not able to walk or bus home during school hours for safety reasons.

Immunisations

Year 7 and Y8 students are offered Boostrix and HPV vaccinations at school. These are administered by Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) and details will be sent home throughout the year before vaccinations take place.

Dental Health

For Y7 and Y8, dental services are provided by Albany Children’s Community Dental Clinic. The clinic is on-site and students attend during school hours. If your child has previously been under school dental services then they are already enrolled. If not, forms will be sent home. To contact them phone 415 2059.

Dental health for Y9 and Y10 is offered by Lumino Dental, who will be on-site in November. You will receive information closer to the date. You can contact them directly on 0800 LUMINO.

Vision Testing

Waitemata DHB offers vision testing to all Y7 students during school time in September.

Physiotherapy
External providers Proactive come to AJHS every Monday to see any students with Physiotherapy needs. There are several ways to access the service:
1. Contact Proactive directly on 558 1973
2. Contact the AJHS Nurse on 415 5473 ext 607 or email brigid.lamont@ajhs.school.nz 
3. If your child presents to the school nurse with an injury and is assessed as requiring physio, they will be referred. 

All people under 16 years old need parental consent to be treated. The preferred option is that parents/caregivers complete a consent form, either given to students at time of referral or available by clicking here. Please bring this to the appointment. Alternatively, you can opt out of the service by emailing brigidlamont@ajhs.school.nz. If you do not opt out we will consider this as consent, however we will make every effort to contact you to discuss any referrals. Proactive will send a text reminder to parents on the day prior to an appointment.

Please feel free to get in touch at any time. I look forward to caring for your children.

Brigid Lamont, Registered Nurse,
Albany Junior High School.
brigid.lamont@ajhs.school.nz
Phone 415 5473 ext 607