You can also contact the School Clinic @ WisMedicalClinics@wisdubai.sch.ae.
1. Accidents and emergencies:
Should your child require emergency treatment, every effort will be made to contact you. To assist with this, please keep the nurses informed of any change in your contact details. In the case of a serious emergency, an ambulance will be called on 999 and your child will be taken to a government hospital as per their policy (usually Rashid or Al Wasl Hospital).
2. Medical forms:
When your child starts at Wellington International, you will be required to complete several medical forms. Please return them promptly with all medical information provided. It is of utmost importance that the school is made aware of any condition your child has and any medication they are receiving. This will affect how they are treated in the case of an emergency.
3. Consent for Paracetamol and medicine at school:
If your child is in pain or has a fever at school, we can give Paracetamol to relieve their symptoms. You will be required to give signed consent on the health form for the school nurse to administer it.
To concentrate and function effectively at school, good health is one of the most important aspects. It is therefore important that if your child is unwell, they should rest at home and recuperate fully before returning to school. This is also to reduce cross infection of other students and staff. The medical team will not hesitate to send a student home if they are unwell or considered to be infectious. (Please see our infection control policy.)
5. School Medicals:
The Department of Health requires students to have a medical examination in years 1, 5 and 9. This is carried out by the school doctor and is a basic, non invasive procedure. You will be notified prior to the medical examination you will and receive a report and advice once it has occurred. You have the choice to have your child excluded if you wish.
Every effort should be made to have your child’s vaccinations up to date prior to them starting at Wellington International. The Department of Health requires that you submit a copy of your child’s vaccination record to the school nurse. This will be checked against the U.A.E. immunization schedule and you will be advised of outstanding vaccines. Students are not vaccinated at Wellington International, this should be done privately.
7. Sun care:
Skin cancer is a serious concern, especially in Dubai where the sun shines almost everyday. Also, heat exhaustion is potential problem and steps must be taken to prevent it.
8. Snack boxes:
To support your child’s concentration at school, please encourage them to have nutritious food in their snack boxes. Students who eat breakfast and have a nutritious diet at school will manage to perform better.
Examples of healthy and filling snacks are:
Milk (preferably not flavoured) Fruit juice (preferably not sweetened)