It aims to promote health and wellbeing, and identify behavioural, developmental or other health concerns that may affect the child's ability to learn at school.
check helps ensure that children starting school are able to participate to the
best of their ability, and that they receive additional support if needed.
The B4 School Check is a health check and discussion between a nurse, the child and the parents or caregivers.
The check includes:
ideal to have your child checked when they turn four years old, so any
additional support can be arranged before the child reaches school.
Every district health board (DHB) offers the B4 School Check in a different way. Your local DHB website has more information:
Lakes DHB (Taupo) - http://www.lakesdhb.govt.nz/Article.aspx?Id=7444
Tairawhiti DHB (Gisborne) - http://www.tdh.org.nz/public-health-information/well-child/b4-school-check/
Use the medical centre search on this website to find the contact details for your medical centre.
Michelle Morley , B4SC coordinator, by emailing Michelle.Morley@pinnacle.health.nz or calling 027 665 5515 / 0800 192 192.