13 October 2016

Narre Warren South P-12 College secondary students will soon have regular access to a doctor and the healthcare they need at their school.

As part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Doctors in Secondary Schools program the school will partner with local doctors who will be on site for up to one day a week, enabling students to get the help they need before it affects their studies.

The $43.8 million project will fund staffing and operational costs, along with setting up a modern examination room on site in 100 schools across Victoria.

The program will be rolled out to the school in term one next year.

Quotes attributable to State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

“Having a doctor on site at Narre Warren South P-12 will give the students reliable healthcare and will provide relief to working parents,”

“We all want our children to be healthy and we know that happy, healthy and resilient children learn better, are more engaged in their school communities and have better outcomes,”

“By bringing healthcare professionals to the students, the Doctors in Schools Program will contribute to the wellbeing of our next generation.”

Quotes attributable to Principal of Narre Warren South P-12, Mr Rob Duncan

“The College and the community is very excited that we have been successful in our application for the new Doctors in School initiative.”

“This program will have significant positive outcomes for the health and wellbeing of our students.”

“We are very appreciative of the support of our local Member of Parliament Ms Judith Graley in lobbying for this program, which will benefit not only ourselves but schools, students and communities right across Victoria.”