Download a full copy (pdf) of A Healthy Start to School booklet.
Healthy children learn better
Congratulations! You and your child have begun an exciting
As with any big change, starting primary school brings a new
set of routines, challenges and rewards.
Making this transition a happy, healthy one can have some
real benefits down the track. A positive start to school can establish a
child’s readiness to learn and confidence about other big transitions in life.
And, importantly, healthy
children learn better.
This is also the start of an important partnership between
you and your child’s school in supporting your child’s physical, social and
emotional health, now and throughout their school years.
The purpose of this booklet is to:
- provide parents and carers of foundation kids with some timely health information
- give you an overview of the role of the school when it comes to your child’s health
- point you towards more detailed information or contacts for areas of special interest to you and your family.
We encourage you to make use of the contents page and index
to find the information that’s important to you, and keep this booklet handy
for future reference – you never know what’s around the corner in your school
We wish you a healthy, happy school year.
|Professor Charles Guest
Chief Health Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Dr Bruce Bolam
Chief Preventive Health Officer
Department of Health and
|Dr Claire Tobin
Principal Medical Advisor
Department of Education and Training
The Healthy Start to School booklet is also available for download in Arabic (pdf), Dari (pdf), Simplified-Chinese (pdf), Turkish (pdf), Urdu (pdf), and Vietnamese (pdf)
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