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The School Health Service promotes healthy development and wellbeing to help students to reach their full potential. School health nurses work in partnership with schools and the service is free and confidential.
All children are offered a health assessment before the end of their first year of primary school. When your child starts school, you will be asked to complete and return a health assessment form.
With your consent the school health nurse will check your child’s vision, hearing, growth and general development. You will receive a summary of the results and the nurse will talk with you if any possible concerns are found. The nurse can conduct an assessment at any time throughout primary school if you or your child’s teachers have any concerns.
School Health Service staff regularly visit primary schools. If you have any concerns about your child’s health, contact the school health nurse through your school.
The Child Development Service is a free allied health service for families of children from birth to 18 years of age. The Child Development Service supports families in promoting their child’s development and offers Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, Podiatry, Social Work and other health professional services. The school health nurse or teacher may talk to you regarding a referral to the Child Development Service if any concerns or issues have been identified.
The School Health and Child Development Team for Naturaliste Community Health are based at the Busselton Health Campus and the Margaret River Community Centre and can be contacted on 9753 6500.