UTS features three well-equipped Health Centres (Early Years, Primary and Secondary School). Nurses are present at all times during the school day to administer first aid as required. If children are unwell while at school, they will be cared for at one of the health centres until collected by a parent or guardian. Children are not allowed to go home via taxi unless they are escorted by a parent/guardian.
Parents are requested to inform the school immediately of any change in family contact details to enable the school to contact parents or guardians in the event of sickness or injury while your child is at school.
As part of Ministry regulations Uptown School nurses are required to provide a limited health screening to each student once per year. The Uptown School Doctor visits twice weekly to monitor and consult with the nurses.
The immunisation programme in the UAE may differ from that in your home country. The programme is based on World Health Organisation recommendations. Hepatitis B and BCG vaccinations are given at birth in the UAE and are recommended for all children prior to starting school. It is imperative we have a copy of your child’s vaccination records upon enrolment at Uptown for our records.
If your child requires administration of medications during the school day a medication form is necessary. The form can be picked up from the School Nurses in the health centres. We are legally not allowed to store or administer these medications without a completed form.
Should your child bring a snack box into school each day, please ensure that the contents are as nutritious as possible. Please do not send fizzy/soft drinks, sweets and chocolates or use glass containers. We are a nut free school. Please do not send your child to school with nuts or nut products (such as peanut butter) in lunch or snack boxes. UT is furnished with water dispensers throughout the campus to encourage all our students to rehydrate during the day.