Public Health Nurse

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Mana Kids School Programme

The Public Health Nurses run a school health programme called Mana Kids. Our school gets 4 hours of a Public Health Nurses’ service, per week. Our Public Health Nurse is Sunita Swamy. She is at our school every Wednesday and where possible on a Thursday.

Contact Sunita by calling her on 09-295-1280 or 021-820-691. Or email her at Papakura.PublicHealthNurses@middlemore.co.nz

Children can see the nurse for any of the following:

· Head lice

· Sore throats

· Obesity

· Skin infections

· Scabies

· Anxiety or worries

· Hearing & Vision checks

· Diabetes

· Allergies

· Infected cuts or bites

· Rheumatic Fever

· Hygiene

The Health Nurse can get medication, in particular Antibiotics for Skin Infections/Strep Throat etc., to support your child. This will save you a trip to the Doctor and its free!

The Public Health Nurse is also able to support whānau/parents/caregivers with any health and wellbeing concerns impacting on your child’s learning.

If teachers have a concern about your child, they will make contact with you to get your permission for a referral to the Public Health Nurse should you have not indicated so on your child’s Enrolment Form.