The role of School Nurse at the College focuses on health promotion and primary prevention.

An important goal is to promote a positive healthy lifestyle across the College community. This may include health education and training sessions for staff and parents and also the development of policies and protocols in order to minimise risk taking behaviour.

The school nurse is well placed to:

Play a key role in reducing negative health outcomes and risk taking behaviours among young people, including drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco smoking, vaping, eating disorders, obesity, injuries.

Focus on prevention of ill health and problem behaviours by ensuring coordination between the school and community based health and support services.

Support the school community in addressing contemporary health and social issues facing young people and their families.

When appropriate, provide primary health care through professional clinical nursing and paramedicine skills , including assessment, care, referral and support.

Ms Lindsey Booth
Ms Lindsey BoothCollege Nurse

Lindsey previously worked as the First Aid Manager and Nurse at Whitefriars College Donvale for 6 years in a similar role where she managed all things Health and first aid down to the daily medications of students with chronic health needs. She is currently employed as a Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria and brings this experience as well as her many years of first aid and primary healthcare knowledge from St John to the College.

Lindsey has many years of first aid training experience not only with adults but as a Cadet officer training St John youth and started the St John program here at St Monica’s many years ago. She understands the need to educate students on health issues and how health promotion helps the broader issues in the community and within the College.

Having three young children herself she knows just how important your child’s health and wellbeing is and how much you rely on the College to be there when you cannot to support their medical needs.

  • Bachelor of Paramedical Science Edith Cowen University
  • Diploma of Nursing Box Hill Institute
  • Certificate IV Training, St John Ambulance
  • 22 Years Volunteer Service with St John Ambulance, Officer in the Order Of St John.