Students Health


your reasons to consider student health in The Indian Model School,Kottamangalam.

Maternal and Child Health nurses use percentile charts from the World Health Organisation for children between 0 and 24 months of age, which measure:

Girls Length for age percentiles

Boys Length for age percetiles

Boys and Girls Head Circumference for age percentiles

Preschooler stage and beyond

Maternal and Child Health nurses use percentile charts from the Centre for Disease Control for children between two and 18 years of age, which measure height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is calculated using height measurements, then used to compare a child’s weight relative to height with other children of the same age and gender, using BMI percentile charts.

The following equation can be used to determine BMI:  BMI = Weight (kg) / Height (m).

Girls BMI for age percentiles

Boys BMI for age percetiles

Schools support student health needs by:

Providing first aid

Assisting students with specific medical conditions

Providing health care to students with additional medical requirements i.e. Support with taking medication, in eating or drinking etc

Implementing a range of activities to support preventative health approaches, including immunisation programs

Maintaining confidential medical records.

Care and Support


Schools can assist students with:

Health care for:

Complex care needs


Personal care needs

Transferring and positioning


In eating and drinking

With their personal hygiene

taking medication

to ensure curriculum continuity.

First Aid


Times school all teachers aware with :

The school’s first aid procedures

observe their duty of care to students by providing first aid treatment within the limits of their skill, expertise, training and responsibilities.

Schools support first aid by:

ensuring the school’s first aid needs are met


asthma kits

first aid rooms

major first aid kits

portable first aid kits


blood spills and bleeding students

syringe disposal/injuries.


Student Participation


Schools are expected to provide safe, secure, supportive and engaging learning environments so that student participation can be maximised.

Schools (government and selective entry) undertake a range of activities to support student participation including:

Developing student engagement policies

Managing student intake processes such as:



Student placement

Transfer arrangements.

Managing student attendance requirements and supporting school attendance exemption processes

Planning adjustments to support students with additional learning needs or a disability

Supporting student transition from:

Primary school to secondary school

Secondary school to employment or further education and training.


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