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Health Centre

The Health Team plays a vital role in the pastoral care system at Scots College, working collaboratively with House Deans, Tutors, Chaplains, and other staff to promote the health and wellbeing of students. Within the College, there are two Registered Nurses who are stationed in the Health Centre. The Health Centre is open every school day during term time, providing a confidential and accessible service.

The primary responsibility of the nurses is to manage the Health Centre and deliver nursing care to students and staff. They conduct nursing assessments, provide interventions and treatments, and make referrals to other support services within the College as needed. The nurses also maintain communication with parents or caregivers regarding recommended follow-up care, ensuring a comprehensive approach to student health. They are equipped to handle first aid incidents and provide ongoing support for students with long-term or recurring health concerns.

Additionally, the Health Team coordinates external healthcare provider visits to the College. This includes organising visits from services such as Regional Public Health, vision screening, mobile dental providers, and immunisation programmes. By coordinating these external resources, the Health Team ensures that students have access to comprehensive healthcare services and support.

It is important to note that the Health Centre is NOT a primary healthcare service, and parents with concerns about their children outside school hours should contact their usual healthcare provider. 

Healthcare Forms

Any students requiring support or intervention for medical conditions whilst at school require an individual Health Care Plan. Students with Diabetes will also need a Management Plan. These can be found below. Please complete this and return it to the Health Centre via email or in person.

To ensure medications are safely administered at school, parents/caregivers need to complete the Medicines Authority Form and return this to the Health Centre via email or in person. Students are not to self-medicate at school. The Medication Administration Authority Form can also be found below. Please complete this and return it to the Health Centre via email or in person.

Habit Health

Habit Health Physiotherapy and Scots College have proudly partnered together to offer a college-based physiotherapy clinic one day a week, with Physio Tom Paget.

This is at a discounted rate for students and staff, includes ACC related physio use, and is a "user pays" service. Parents/caregivers will be billed directly. Please note that students Years 1-8 must have a parent/caregiver attend the physiotherapy appointment with their child/young person.

The Clinics are held at the College every Tuesday 9am-12pm during school term, in the Lower McKinnon Building, Wellbeing Room. To book an appointment, please download the form below and return to scots.college@habit.health

Meet the Team

Shellae Bryant Nurse
Shellae Bryant

Shellae Bryant is one of the College’s part-time Registered Nurses and has been at the College since 2020. Prior to working at Scots College, Shellae worked overseas as a community school nurse and has a clinical background in community health services and acute paediatrics. Shellae has been nursing for over 21 years.

 


Amanda Woodbury

Amanda graduated nursing in 1992 and has experience in numerous clinical roles. This includes the operating theatre, general practice, and primary health, as well as acute workplace settings such as the Emergency Department and the After Hours Medical Centre. Amanda's school nursing experience includes running the school-based health clinics at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Karori for two years, and at Mana College in Titahi Bay for eight years. Amanda is passionate about working with our tamariki and rangatahi, and is thrilled to be part fo the Scots community.

 

Amy Joe Director of Wellbeing
Amy Joe

Amy Joe is the Director of Wellbeing at the College and a Registered Nurse who has been at the college since 2021. As Director of Wellbeing, Amy has direct oversite of the provision of Counselling and Nursing Services at the College. She also coordinates all the wellbeing resources, health and wellbeing initiatives, and services for students, staff, and the College community. Amy provides direct mental health nursing support to students and staff at the college using a holistic lens and via a strength based, solution focus, and ACT approaches. Amy has been nursing for over 18 years and has a clinical nursing background in Mental Health nursing, working across many ages and stages of life, walking alongside individuals and their families in the community, inpatient units, and rehabilitation specialties. She has completed a Bachelor of Nursing, two Postgraduate Certificates in Mental Health Nursing and Forensic Psychiatric Care, and has a Master of Health Care.