The Student Health Clinic is situated at the back entrance of Rutherford College (Toru St), and is the first prefab building on the right. Our Registered Nurse is based in the clinic from 8.00 to 3.30pm Monday to Friday, and is qualified to tend to all injured or ill students. If necessary, she will refer them onto other medical establishments, or send them home.
Procedures for the Health Clinic
Unless a student is bleeding, has difficulty breathing, has a pre-existing medical condition or has had an accident, all students going to the SHS during class time MUST have their diaries signed by the teacher of the class they are currently in.
If the Nurse determines that the student needs to go home or requires further medical assistance, she will call their parents/caregivers. Students should not be using their mobile phones to do this.
Parents/caregivers need to physically come to school to pick up the student and will be issued with a Police Truancy Form from either our Attendance Officer or Front office before they leave.
If a student needing to go home has driven a car/motor bike or taken a taxi to school, the College requires written permission in the form of an email from their parent/guardian before being permitted to go home.
Re-dressings of wounds must be in the student’s own time; before school, or during interval or lunch time.