The role of the school nurse plays a crucial part of school life at DePS and we have highly qualified school nurses on site at all times who work closely with the students and teachers. The School nurse provides a variety of services such as health education within schools, carrying out developmental screening, undertaking health interviews and advising on immunisation programmes.
The school nurse will also;
Our nurses have a multitude of experience in health promotion including child protection, health education and screening. They also have a great deal of insight and knowledge in the health needs of children and teenagers.
The Clinic at both DePS schools is equipped to deal with all minor and major injuries. The layout is such that we can accommodate those children who visit for minor ailments and those who may require rest and monitoring. We also have available to us health screening equipment which includes visual screening aids for vision testing. This allows us to monitor the childhood milestones and record such information is each child’s school health record. In the event of any medical emergency, we have protocols in place to ensure that this will be dealt with safely and professionally, to allow the best possible care for each child. We also have several members of staff who have undergone First Aid training. Emergency equipment is available in areas throughout the school and if required, external medical emergency support is readily available for the school.
At DePS we use the Triple S Protocol to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of all. These measures include the three S’s; Screening, Social Distancing and Sanitising, and are called ‘The Triple S Protocol’ to sustain increased health and hygiene measures. For safe movement around the school, requirements such as wearing masks, temperature checks, handwashing, frequent sanitisation, and social distancing for all students will be enforced.
Our school follows rigorous protocol to ensure the safety of our students and all of our community at all times. We have a detailed School Readiness Plan and through regular monitoring and review of our routines and procedures we ensure that all aspects of the safety protocol are enforced.