Located in the Main Office building in the same area as IT Support and the Student Reception the First Aid room is available during school hours.
If a Student Feels Unwell During the School Day
If your student feels unwell or is injured at school, please remind them in the first instance to come to the First Aid Room. This ensures that students are assessed and well-supported while at school.
The First Aid Officer will work with the student to assess their condition and the best course of action, e.g. returning to class, resting in sick bay and/or calling a parent or caregiver to discuss or collect their student.
Free Period Products for Students
Students can help themselves to two packets of period products per month. We also encourage students to take products home for the school holidays to cover their full menstrual cycle.
Period products are located in the tall white cupboard outside the First Aid Room (Sick Bay). Available to students are pads and tampons in sizes regular and super, and also liners.
Period products are supplied as part of Ikura | Manaakitia te whare tangata (period products in schools), which aims to:
- reduce barriers to school attendance and sports involvement
- improve youth wellbeing
- reduce financial strain on families and whānau, and
- promote positive gender norms and reduce stigmatisation of menstruation.
To learn more about Ikura | Manaakitia te whare tangata click here
AED Locations at HVHS
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in New Zealand. It can happen to anyone – anywhere. Early access to a defibrillator (AED) and knowing the closest location and how to use it can make the difference between life and death.
Two AED (Automated External Defibrillator) units are on-site at HVHS. One is located inside the main reception/administration block on the wall by the lift for use during school hours. To access it open the cabinet door (an alarm will sound), grab the AED and go.
The other unit is located outside and available to use 24/7. This AED unit is located in a lock box on the outside wall of the building (S1) beside the main reception doors. It requires you to ring 111 for the code. Enter the code, then pull the plastic cover of the lock box down (hard) – grab the AED out and go.
AED units are designed to be operated by anyone. Once you open the lid of the AED, it tells you what to do. Listen and follow the instructions.
Always remember to call 111 in an emergency.