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School nurses

School nurses assist teachers with implementing the Ontario Health and Physical Activity curriculum (including the Growth and Development Strands for grades 5-8) and can help school staff and school councils address school-based health issues, like nutrition, physical activity, injury prevention, healthy relationships, substance abuse, and smoking cessation.

School nurses:

  • Make classroom health presentations
  • Meet with individual students about specific health concerns
  • Link students with community resources such as counselling and mental health services

Contact your school nurse