The School Medical Officer visits the school each term. She examines all new entrants during their first term in school and re‑examines pupils who are about to leave. Some pupils may be examined at more frequent intervals. Parents are notified of the date and time of such examinations and are encouraged to be present. The S.M.O. also carries out routine vaccinations as required. Pupils undergoing a course of medical treatment should hand the medicine or tablets to the School Nurse with an accompanying letter requesting her to administer them, as required.
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