Pupil Welfare Department
Welcome to the Pupil Welfare area of our website.
Within this area you will be able to find: Medical
Useful Information - PowerPoints, External
Social Stories to help with First Aid and general health issues.
For a little more information about the Pupil Welfare Department in school check out the Induction PowerPoint
4th March 2021
I hope you are all surviving. I know it has been a long year but we've got through it as best as we can and hopefully it will not be long now until we can see a lot more people and get back to some normality.
I would like to share a bit of information that I received from Public Health NI and feel that this may be useful, not only at the minute for our mental well being but at any time as it covers many issues, as highlighted on the graphic below, that young people may have at any time.
As you can see it is for young people aged 11-19 and will be delivered by the Trusts School Nursing Teams.
The scheme is run through a secure ChatHealth web platform, where a qualified school nurse answers the young people's messages. This will allow young people to ask questions that they may not feel able to do in a face to face situation.
Please check out additional information by clicking on the link
ChatHealth is an award willing service in the UK and is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.
The service is available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
The contact number for the South Eastern Trust Text -A-Nurse:
12th February 2021
Hello Everyone I hope you are all keeping well.
I just wanted to let you know that there are a couple of additions to my Social Story section.
I have been made aware that at times it is difficult to get some of our pupils to take their regular medicines. In agreement with Mrs Kerr I have compiled a Social Story that can be used both at home and in school to help this situation.
I have also just a little bit of information from the School Nursing Team at Scrabo Children's Centre.
HPV vaccinations for ALL Year 9 GIRLS and BOYS will take place on
22nd March 2021
The School Nursing Team will be in school on that day to administer these very important vaccinations.
Information and permission letters will be sent out by the Nursing Team and returned as per their instructions. This is a life-saving vaccination so please take time to read the enclosed information pack so you can make an informed decision about your child’s protection against various forms of cancer.
Some reassurance for all parents:
- All Covid 19 guidelines will be adhered to.
- Nurses will wear gloves, masks and aprons.
- Vaccinations will take place in the assembly hall to allow for social distancing and ventilation
- Pupils will be allocated a timed slot between 9.15am and 11am. Parents will be informed closer to the time.
A social story is available here in the Pupil Welfare section to help prepare your child for the vaccination
Further information can also be found
2nd December 2020
With many children it can be difficult encouraging them to keep themselves clean and tidy. I know this from having my own children, getting them out of their favourite sweatshirt or jeans to get them washed can sometimes feel like a mini battle. Then there is their obsession with body sprays! These are great when they are used on clean bodies but a build up can be just as bad as a build up of stale body odour.
The routines of bathing and showering (Personal Hygiene) are so important to teach our young teenagers especially as they start going through puberty. It is for this purpose that I have once again made a new PowerPoint to help. There are a few Social Stories and a Checklist that might help with the routine in the Social Story Section I hope these prove useful
4th November 2020
Last year I posted on the website various PowerPoints - Looking After Yourself. I hope they were useful to both the pupils and adults within our school community.
This year I hope to expand this resource with another series of PowerPoints called 'Spread a Little Happiness' I'm sure you will agree that within our strange and sometimes difficult times we all need to look after ourselves and others. With this series I hope to show that doing little things can make a big difference to someone. It can help both their physical and mental wellbeing.
I hope you will find these as informative and useful as last year's.