Several services are available through the school. These include:
The school nurse visits the school on a regular basis. A vision and hearing check will be conducted on each Pre-Primary child and some Kindergarten children. Other students will be seen on a referral basis. Referral forms are for use after discussing the issue with the class teacher. A copy of the results is given to the parent and teacher. Health information is available from the school nurse on request.
The School Dental Service provides a free dental service for school children, commencing the year the child starts Pre-Primary, and continuing through until the end of Year 11. Children are recalled periodically for examination and any necessary treatment, which may include: teeth brushing techniques, care of gums, fluoride application, fissure sealants, restorations in both deciduous and adult teeth, x-rays and extractions.
Each child will have their orthodontic situation assessed at each recall, but in particular, all newly enrolled children, Pre-Primary and Year 4’s will be screened by the dentist to ascertain any orthodontic problems, and the possible need for a referral. Parents are informed if such treatment is considered advisable. The students enrolled at Bassendean Primary School are serviced by the Dental Therapy Unit based at Lockridge Primary School which can be contacted on 9279 2440.
Parkerville Student Based Support Worker
A Student Based Support Worker from Parkerville works at the school one day per week. Students are referred and case managed by the Deputy Principal.
A School Psychologist works at the school one day per week. Students may be referred to the School Psychologist as part of case management overseen by the Deputy Principal.