lcome to the Health Section of the website. This will be another great avenue to communicate any health related topics, concerns, and generally to keep you all informed about the great health promotion activities we are doing here at Doha College Primary!
The school environment on a daily basis is a very positive and dynamic! I absolutely love working with the children and seeing them enjoy school in the way that they do. Doha College is a fun place to work and learn.
My name is Caroline Lattin and I would like to introduce myself as the school nurse of Doha College Primary School. The children call me Nurse Caroline. I am from Australia and am married with 2 children one of which is in yr 3 at the college. Most of the primary school parents I have met but for those of you who I haven’t, I look forward to doing so very soon. Please feel free to come and talk with me.
We will keep updating the site with health related topics - enjoy...
It has been very busy already this term. We have had a few children off unwell but generally no consistent trend showing through. Unfortunately though in the past week there have been cases of Chickenpox reported in our younger year groups. Please click here to read the letter regarding Chickenpox that I sent out on the 17 May 2012. Please be extra vigilant in checking your child and if If they are unwell please keep them home till they are better. If you have any concerns do not hesitate to contact me on Ext 229.
THE CLEAN STUDENT
This month we did a talk about the ‘Clean Student’. It was a presentation by Nurse Caroline to year 1. It was an initiative of ‘The Supreme Council of Health’ and the children seemed to thoroughly enjoy it!
Each child was given a free goody pack supplied by the Supreme Council of Health and a free sample of Dettol hand wash! Thank you to the parents for all their support with the questionnaire that the children completed.
DENTIST VISIT WITH YEAR ONE - DR YUKTI
It was very exciting for year 1 to have a Dental talk this week with Dr Yukti a parent and dentist at Al Ahli Hospital. The children were educated on oral hygiene and got a chance to do some hands on brushing of the dental models – which they really enjoyed!
Thank you so much for coming in & taking such care with the children Dr Yukti!
WHAT AN EXCITING START TO THE TERM WE HAVE HAD SO FAR!
We have had a very busy start to the term from a health perspective. The children have been very busy and engaged in learning so there have been fewer children visiting the nurse unwell or injured. We had a visit from the Supreme Education council, some classroom visits and plenty of learning about keeping healthy in school.
The Supreme Education Council visited for the MMR vaccinations. It went very smoothly and there were quite a few children vaccinated in both Primary and Secondary and they were all very brave. The Nurses in Secondary, some parents, teachers and teaching assistants were on hand to offer support to the children along with the supreme education staff who carried out the vaccinations. Thank you to all involved for a great team effort!
It was so lovely to meet with our newest and youngest children in Pre-school for a chat about the school nurse and my role at the school. We talked about when and why they may need to come to the nurse and where the nurses’ room is and what was in there. They were very attentive and asked some great questions. It was a very enjoyable experience for me and I look forward to seeing these students settle into Doha College life.
The Reception Yellow and Red classes were also very interested to learn about people who help in our community and about the nurse role at the school. They asked some fabulous questions. It was amazing to see how much more mature these children have become since being pre-schoolers this time last year!! Reception have done some great work on Healthy eating and the displays in their rooms are terrific.
Thank you to everyone who completed and returned their pupil update forms and medical information form. It is important to update this information annually but if you have any questions or any change in details please pop in to see me anytime.
The rest of the term will be busy! We have Pink Day on the 17th November where we will raise money for breast cancer research and will be selling watermelon slices on this day too! Throughout the term we will be doing a focus on hygiene and hand washing for the older years also.
Here’s to a happy and healthy rest of the autumn term ….
Visits and events
Global Hand Washing Day
Visit from the dentist at Dr Sarah's
We had a wonderful visit from The Dentists at Dr Sarah's Clinic.
It was very interesting and informative. The kids learnt how to care for their teeth, flossing, and lots more - they even got a little goody bag!
Thank you Dr Sarah's Clinic!
Healthy Cooking Club with Mrs Bowness
We have been having a lot of fun this term after school in Healthy Cookery Club! We have made some exciting food that is good for us!
Mrs Bowness has been teaching us about healthy eating, good hygiene and safety practices in the kitchen.
Most of all we have been having fun!
People who help us in the community
We had a special visit with a Doctor from the Supreme Council of Health. She talked with our Reception Red class about what Doctors and Nurses do to help us!
We were able to take a blood pressure and bandage some arms. We enjoyed this and asked lots of interesting questions.
You can download further useful information from the Healthy Living downloads page.