School Health Service
Our school nurses are on duty each day from 7:15am to 3:00pm
They can be contacted on 24600842 Ext. 22 or GSM 99365702. The First Aid room is situated next to the Primary Office.The nurses provide informal advice and guidance on day to day health care and can recommend other agencies for more specialist areas.
On admission parents are requested to complete the School Medical Report to provide the essential background information for the provision of individual health care needs. Please ensure that you have notified the school nurse of any medical conditions and allergies which you feel should be shared with the staff at BSM.
The School Nurses are readily available to care for any student, member of staff or visitor to the school that is unwell or has been involved in an accident; providing them with the necessary first aid care, treatment and advice. In the event of a serious illness/accident every attempt will be made to contact parents. The Nurse provides first aid training for staff and courses are offered to parents and community groups.
Some pupils have specific medical needs, for example asthma, diabetes or severe allergic reactions. It is important that all our staff fully understand individual medical conditions and how to respond to a medical emergency. The School Nurses work closely with the students, family and staff to provide individual child-centred health plans.
Please inform the School Nurse directly of any changes with your child’s health status or needs. If your child needs medication whilst at school please provide written details of the dose, route and timings required along with the medication – pupils are discouraged from carrying medicines other than asthma inhalers.
We offer every pupil confidential health surveillance checks in selected years. Height, weight and vision are checked, information and advice is given on healthy lifestyles; reports are issued for your information.
We consider a healthy lifestyle a key factor in ensuring our health and wellbeing. To this end, we plan and deliver a comprehensive health promotion programme, covering key monthly themes through the academic year, which encourages our pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of health and wellbeing.
If you have any concerns or issues you feel should be included please contact the nurse directly.
For more information please read the following resources (click to view PDF):
Portion Control and Intake - Click Here (PDF)
In addition to the recommended routine childhood vaccinations identified below, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if you are arriving from infected area. It is mandatory in Oman for all children to be vaccinated against measles.
Routine Recommended Vaccinations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, TB (BCG)
Dehydration can be a common problem, especially in the Summer Term, please ensure your child has plenty of fluids (especially water) with them at school and encourage them to wear a hat for physical activities.
Please encourage your child to eat breakfast, lasting or fasting from the evening before until break time is not conducive to health or learning – common symptoms of low food intake include headaches, nausea, and lack of concentration.
Exposure to UV rays causes skin damage – pupils are encouraged to use a sun cream suitable to their skin types and have a hat to wear when exposed to direct sunlight (this is particularly important for PE as some activities are held outside on the astroturf pitch)
If your child has a contagious illness, please keep them at home during the illness and for 48 hours after the symptoms have subsided so that the spread of infection can be contained. Please also let us know via a note in the organiser or by visiting the nurse directly if your child is recovering from illness and is unable to take part in PE or swimming lessons. PE and swimming are compulsory within the curriculum and a medical note must be provided if your child needs to miss PE or swimming lessons for any extended period of time
If your child needs medication during the school day, the school nurse will be more than happy to administer it. However, parents are requested to provide full details of the child’s condition and any medication required and the timing.
Please inform the nurse if your child is undergoing any hospital treatment (for example, for a fracture) so that she can provide teaching staff with the relevant information regarding ongoing care and specific treatment, this will ensure the health and safety of your child and may prevent further injury or accident.