Health Services

Health services during school hours

Students who are unwell or require medical attention while on campus may report to the Nurse's Office. The Junior School Nurse's Office is located in Harker Hall and is staffed Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and Fridays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. At the Senior School, Ms. Bodutch, Head of Student Health, is available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If your son requires care beyond what the nurses can provide, parents will be contacted. Nurses refer to the medical information provided to the school, so please ensure this information is kept up-to-date by contacting Student Health. Please alert us to any new accommodations that must be made for school or games involvement.

Issues and concerns can be reported by phone at  604-221-3696 or email at kbodutch@stgeorges.bc.ca.

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  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis

    The school is nut-aware and makes every effort to minimize exposure to allergens at school. Students with a history of Anaphylaxis should be identified and carry an EpiPen injector at all times. The school provides teacher education and EpiPens at school to be used in case of an emergency.
  • Concussion management

    Student-athletes can suffer concussions during the school year while participating in sports and activities. Please report all concussions to Student Health and your sons Head of Grade or homeroom teacher. Students suspected to have suffered a concussion or who have reported symptoms suggestive of a concussion, will be referred for a medical exam. When necessary,  the nursing staff, athletic coaches or trainers will contact parents to make the referral or report the injury. If you are concerned your son may have suffered a concussion, please have him assessed by a doctor and inform Student Health.

    All students diagnosed with a concussion will be considered off-games until cleared by the family or emergency physician and a medical clearance note is provided. While your son recovers, symptoms can interfere with school performance and limit participation in activities. Your sons Head of Grade or homeroom teacher will be notified of these limitations and your son will be supported as needed. All students wanting to return to games will need to present a doctor’s note to Student Health, clearing them for play. The school follows Return to Play guidelines and a Return to Learn plan. Students who continue to report concussions or are observed to have ongoing concussion symptoms will be referred back to their doctor.
  • Illness prevention and reporting

    One of the most common reasons for visiting the Nurse’s Office are symptoms related to common illnesses. Prevention is best, so here are a few simple reminders:

    • Frequent hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. Washing hands under warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds (one verse of 'Happy Birthday to You') is considered proper handwashing.
    • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
    • Follow the ABCs of good health – good nutrition, a good night's sleep, and regular exercise.
    • For those who have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea please, DO NOT return to school until 24 hours symptoms free. In some cases, it may be recommended to stay away for up to 72 hours.

    Only Senior School students are permitted to carry over the counter medications in their knapsack or locker to treat common symptoms while at school.  This kit can include the following:

    • Over-the-counter cold medication (e.g. Advil Cold and Sinus Medication or Tylenol Cold – Daytime Relief or allergy medications.
    • Sore throat lozenges
    • Cough drops/lozenges
    • Facial tissues

    Prescription medications must be kept in the nurse's office during the day.
  • Immunization Information

    School immunization clinics are organized through the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Consent forms are sent home for parental/guardian signature prior to the clinic. On clinic day,  a team of community health nurses from the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre come into the school to immunize students.

    Student Immunization Records are available from:

    The Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre
    2112 West 43rd Ave., Vancouver
    Contact: St. George’s school Community Health Nurse
    604-261-6366

    Trips, Tours and Travel Health, and Immunization Information

    Please contact your family doctor or travel clinic for up to date information on the area you will be visiting as far in advance to a planned trip as possible. Teachers will be provided with the emergency contact information you’ve provided, first aid kit with EpiPen for all school trips. Travel health insurance may also be obtained by the trip organizers or you may do so for any school-based international travel.
  • Wellness Resources

    Books

    Real Boys by Pollack, William

    Boy Smarts: Mentoring Boys For Success At School by MacDonald, Barry.
    (Focus is on elementary school age. To order: 1-800-663-6105)

    Saying No Is Not Enough (Alcohol and drugs) by Schwebel, Robert

    Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Matter by Mate, Gabor and Neufield, Gordon. 

General Inquiries

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St. George’s School
Junior Campus: 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1T6
Senior Campus: 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1
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