Moorditj Koort understands the importance of education and assisting in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children. Working with some of our local schools, we provide yearly health checks as part of the program.
How does it work?
The Moorditj Koort Program Officers and Nurse work with the Aboriginal Indigenous Education Officers (AIEO) to organise consent forms from parents of children so they can receive their health checks. Once consent is provided, our Nurse, Mary O’Kane, visits the school and children for their checks.
What checks to the children get?
Mary, our friendly Nurse, checks the children’s eyes, ears, weight and height and asks a number of questions about their general health.
How much does it cost?
The service is provided by Moorditj Koort free of charge.
If the Nurse detects a problem with my child, what happens?
We will contact you and provide a referral to take to your normal GP. If you’re not able to get to the GP, we also arrange for a GP to come to the school on occasion to see the children.
Did you know…
When you sign a consent form for your child to be seen by the Nurse at their school, you can go into the draw to win a $250 voucher?
What schools does the Moorditj Koort Nurse visit?
- Medina Primary School
- Leda Primary School
- Gilmore College
- Orelia Primary School
If your school isn’t listed but are interested in the program, please contact us.
Need to know more?
If you would like some further information, please Contact Us. To find out when the Nurse will be visiting your children’s school next, speak to your AIEO.