Community Health Nurse

Welcome to the new school year. My name is Sue Hart and I am the Community Health Nurse who visits your school.

Community Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of my work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program.
Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. The services provided are free and confidential.

If you have a concern about your child’s health or development, please contact me on 6330 3126 or 0438 944 984.

Sue Hart
School Nurse

Dental health - Keep your child's teeth healthy
Teeth are important possessions. Here are some tips for keeping them healthy.
*Clean teeth, gums and tongue at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush. Parents should supervise tooth brushing until children are 8 or 9 years old as children do not have the dexterity to brush the molars properly until then.
* Adults and children should use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Toothpaste should be spat out after brushing and never eaten or swallowed. Do not rinse your mouth out with water after brushing your teeth.
* Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after brushing and store it hygienically. Replace your toothbrush regularly.
*Older children and adults should floss their teeth daily.
* Eating and drinking healthily is important for keeping your teeth healthy – try to keep away from too much sugar, especially between meals.

For more dental health information, you can visit: http://raisingchildren.net.au or http://www.dental.wa.gov.au/. The School Dental Service provides free general dental care to school children throughout Western Australia, from Pre-Primary through to Year 11 (or 17th birthday). Contact the School Dental Therapy Centre on 9459 4270 or Dental Health Services on 9313 0555 for further information.

 

 

Health Nurse

Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral.