Kwinana School Program (KSP)

The Kwinana School Health Program provides local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with access to Health Education, Child Health Checks, GP’s, Specialist and Community Services. The Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP), supports and monitors the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in chosen schools. We strive to prevent and reduce the number of chronic illnesses seen in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

How does it work?

At the commencement of each School Year, the Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health Practitioner presents at the school to deliver annual program consent forms for distribution to student’s parents/guardians for completion. 

The Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) liaises with the school Aboriginal Indigenous Education Officers (AIEO) to ensure School Program consent forms are collected from students. Once receiving program consent forms, the Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health Practitioner liaises with the school and GPs to arrange a suitable visiting time to perform child health checks.

What checks to the children get?

On the Health Check Day Nakita, our friendly Aboriginal Health Practitioner; performs health checks on the children’s eyes, ears, skin, hair, teeth, weight, and height and asks several questions about their general health sleeping and nutrition. Upon completing the health check, the child will receive a complimentary Moorditj Koort Health Promotion Backpack:

What happens if the Aboriginal Health Practitioner identifies a health issue with my child?

The Program Aboriginal Health Practitioner liaises with local Medical Centres and GP’s, to arrange follow up visits within the schools.  The doctor will firstly review the child’s Health Check Letter and comprehensive 715 Health Check assessment, followed by an assessment of the child.

If required, the Aboriginal Health Practitioner will assist the child/families with support by linking into specialist services such as:  Audiology, ENT, Dietitian, Diabetes Educator and Paediatrician.

What schools does the Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health Practitioner and Local GP visit?

  • Medina Primary School
  • Leda Primary School
  • Orelia Primary School
  • Gilmore College

If your school isn’t listed but are interested in the program, please Contact Us.

How much does it cost?

The service is FREE provided by Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation.

Need to know more?

If you would like further information on this program, please Contact Us to find out when the School Program Aboriginal Health Practitioner will be visiting your children’s school next, speak to your AIEO.

 

Closing the Gap

Are you registered for Closing the Gap (CTG) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-payment reduces the cost of PBS medicines? Eligible clients can receive medicine at concession price. Or, if they have a concession or health care card, their medicine will be free. Please visit your GP to arrange Closing the Gap to assist with reducing the cost of medications.

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