What can the Nurse help
with at Kepnock SHS ?
Hi my name is Gayle Schmidt. I am the School based Youth Health Nurse. I
have worked at the school since 2008 and enjoy working at Kepnock.
My nursing role is to support young people with any issues that may
impact on their health and wellbeing.
Health Issues may affect your learning and lifestyle choices during
school and home in physical, emotional
and social ways.
The nurse works in partnership with the school to deliver an integrated
primary health care service that promotes and supports the health and wellbeing
of the school students in the following ways
• Young people can access the nurse
for one to one confidential consultations within Queensland Health legislations.
• Young people can voluntarily make
an appointment to see the nurse at a time that is suitable for the young
person, and the nurse, or drop in during their breaks, or before school.
• The nurse will talk to the
student about the confidentiality agreement and when at risk of harm to
themselves or others harming them or risk of harm to others, the information will be assessed and may be shared
with their consent or without consent to the right person and/or health service
to ensure the young person’s safety.
nurse offers - health assessment, brief
intervention, support, health information and sometimes referral to a health
service / agency as appropriate inside
the school or outside the school.
• School Staff or parents who identify a need for a
young person to access the School nurse will discuss this with the young person
concerned and support the young person in making an appointment.
• However no feedback will be provided back to the
parent or staff who referred the student
without the student’s consent.
The School Nurse Service supports
provision of equitable access to health information and health consultations
for the school and school community by including information
health articles for
students, families and carers, staff.
Curriculum areas sessions about health issues in the
Assemblies relevant to their year level and health issues
Programs C Card Program
Consult with principal any identified emerging health
issues and support collaborative planning to address identified issues
nurse’s office is in A Block A 20 every Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays.
This poster provides information on the recommended minimum exclusion periods for infectious conditions.
Schmidt, SBYHN WBHHS
care of yourself and your body