Health and Wellbeing

School Health Clinic

Your school nurse is still available for information, advice and assistance with treatment or referrals if required. You can contact the school nurse by text, call or email on: 027-2979-041 or

The nurse is available for calls between: 
9am – 3pm on Tues, Wed and Thurs.

Currently all communications will be via phone call or electronic means as we are unable to provide face to face care during Alert Level Four. Please remember this is not an acute or urgent care service, and if you need urgent medical care contact your local general practice or after-hours facility for advice. 

Helplines also available include: 

  • Health line: 0800 611 116 and for coronavirus health advice: 0800 358 5453

For mental health:

  • 1737 – Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor. 
  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or free text 4357 (HELP)
  • Youthline – 0800 376 633 or free text 234
  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666

Now that the School Nurse’s Clinic is back up and running as usual under Level One, I would like to send a reminder to Year 9 parents and students regarding the recommencement of the HEEADSSS assessments by the school nurse. Letters regarding this were sent out in Term 1.
This framework allows students to provide information to a health professional which assists in the early detection of any health concerns and provides a holistic view into a students’ life to assist young people in their development.
The module is funded by the Ministry of Health and as part of the Prime Ministers Youth Mental Health Initiative.

Headlice may be present amongst children in your child's year group. These insects are a nuisance and can be controlled or eradicated by families. Headlice crawl from head to head and may be passed on through shared objects such as hairbrushes and hats. It is recommended that you check all members of your household carefully. Anyone can host headlice. Cleanliness is not a factor in whether headlice are present or not.
What to look for:

·           Small light or dark brown insects without wings. 
           Tiny whitish eggs (nits) like grains of salt attached to hair shafts. 
           There may be unusual itching on the head or neck. 
           Small red marks on the neck or behind the ears (headlice bites).

What to do:

·         Check all members of the household daily at the same time for at least three weeks. 
         Treat anyone who is hosting headlice. Effective treatment need not be chemical or expensive. 
         Please advise the school if you find headlice and confirm that treatment has begun. 
         Be prepared to continue treatment for about three weeks depending on the method chosen. Three weeks is the length of the headlouse breeding cycle; you need to break the cycle or infestation will continue. 
         After each treatment, comb the hair with a fine toothed comb. 
         Extra precautions may include washing all bedlinen, pillowcases and towels in hot water and tumble drying for 20 minutes on high. Other items that have come in contact with heads should also be thoroughly cleaned. 
·         Soak hairbrushes and combs in hot water for at least ten minutes. 
         Vacuuming carpets and rugs may be helpful. 
         Repeat treatment 7 to 10 days after initial treatment.

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the Nurse at the
School Health Clinic on 027 2979 041 or

RN Sian van Heuven | School Nurse - Te Kauwhata
M 0272979041

Wellbeing Support

Wellbeing Counsellor:
  • Trina Crosbie

  • 07 826 3715 Ext 830

Days Available:
  • Mon/Wed/Fri

Kaitiaki Hauora:
  • Kaupapa Maaori support – Sera Henare or Jake Kerr
  • 07 826 3715 Ext 845

Referral Pathways:
  • Student self-referral - form located at the Student Centre or ask a teacher or staff member to refer them or drop by the counselling room.
  • Parent or Caregiver – email or phone the school or speak to a staff member.

Emergency Contacts:
  • If you are concerned for the safety of someone here are some alternative contacts:
    • Police – 111 24/7
    • Crisis Team (CATT) 0800 505050 24/7
    • Ngā Ringa Āwhina 0800 999903 (Mental health assessment team) 8.30am-5.00pm
    • Lifeline 0800 543354 24/7
    • Youthline 0800 376633 24/7
    • Suicide Helpline 0508 828865 24/7
    • Counsellor – Text 1737 24/7
    • Netsafe - or 0508 638 723 (social media concerns)

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Contact Us
Location: 50-64 Waerenga Road, Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
Phone: (07) 826 3715

2020 Term Dates
Term 1: Wed 29th Jan - Thu 9th Apr
Term 2: Tue 28th Apr - Fri 3rd Jul
Term 3: Mon 20th Jul - Fri 25th Sep
Term 4: Mon 12th Oct - Tue 8th Dec

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