Philosophy and Objectives
Good health is defined by the World Health Organization as
the complete physical, mental and social well being.
Based on this the school believes:
That good heath is more than the absence
That school health is an integral part of
the total education program, because good health is
essential to learning.
That health education, based on sound
principles of learning and meeting the needs of the
individual and the community, should build good health
habits and attitudes.
That the health program in the school
should provide the children with experience and
information that will promote their assuming
responsibility for their own health and welfare.
All students and staff must have a complete current health record
kept on file.
These records are confidential and kept in a secure and
permanent place in the school clinic.
All students must undergo an annual basic
medical check up performed by the school doctor and
nurses. This examination includes weight, height, growth curves,
hair, feet, vision, ear drum, chest, heart,
abdomen and some musculoskeletal deformities.
Proof of current immunization record
which is required by the Saudi Ministry of
Health (MOH) must be submitted as part of the completed
The school health team (one doctor, and
two nurses) must be informed of any student with a chronic,
life threatening condition (e.g. diabetes, asthma,
allergies, etc.), and will communicate this information
with the student's teachers.
No medication of any kind may be administered to a student
who does not have written permission from the parent.
School Doctor/Nurse will contact
Parents/Guardians in the following situations:
a student is determined ill and cannot complete the day in
school. The student will remain in the clinic until
are picked up.
4To discuss an
apparent medical problem that needs attention.
To advise to follow up through outside referral.
leaving the school for any medical reason (i.e. doctors'
appointments) must show the appointment slip and receive
permission from the school doctor.
The student should have a valid hall pass to see any member
of the school health team, except in an emergency.
keeps accurate records regarding visits to the school
clinic including date, time, treatment and
going on fieldtrips are accompanied by a teacher who has
first aid training and a first aid kit is always
available with them.
All school staff is highly recommended to have first aid
course training and receive a certificate.
Among the school health team responsibilities are:
the appropriate level of medical supplies are available at
all time or all campuses.
4Assisting physical education
and science teachers with the teaching of health related
4Assisting the students
in becoming more self-reliant and knowledgeable about their
own bodies, health, and specific
medical conditions where
the school environment general hygiene, cleanliness and safety
to ensure the optimum environment for