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Health Centre

Addressing the wide-ranging concerns of adolescent health and wellbeing are the primary focus of our onsite Health Centre, which does everything possible to support our students’ physical, social, emotion and psychological health in order to minimise barriers to learning and individual development.

Any student who becomes unwell, requires emotional support, or is injured can drop in to the Health Centre, which is staffed during school hours by Registered Nurse, Linda Bougen, who provides a confidential service.

The Health Centre has a six-bed sickbay, clinic and office, and is well resourced with first aid supplies and emergency kits for people with specific illnesses such as diabetes, allergies and epilepsy. There are also three defibrillators located around the College.

Counselling services are available to all students from our professional guidance team in adjacent rooms, and physiotherapy services are also provided onsite by Balance Physiotherapy.

Should a student’s condition require further attention, the College will make the necessary arrangements with a GP or specialist provider in consultation with parents or caregivers.

Boarding students are in the 24-hour, seven-day care of House managers and multiple support people who are charged with looking out for their health and wellbeing. Boarders may be referred to the Health Centre by the boarding house staff, or can drop into the clinic in the same way as day students for a confidential consultation.

Our Registered Nurse liaises regularly with a Public Health Nurse, Diabetes Nurse, doctors at the nearby Norman’s Road Surgery, and College-based nursing teams as needed. She also provides first aid at school sporting events.

For further information about the Health Centre and its services please contact the College nurse, Linda Bougen at nurse@stac.school.nz or +64 3 940 2040.