Health & Wellness

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Health & Wellness Center

The health office is open 07.30-16.30 Sunday to Thursday and is staffed by 2 HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi) licensed School Nurses, Susan Mitchell and Fiona Kellaway, who have extensive School Health/Public Health experience. They also hold Registered Nurse/School Nurse licenses from the Nursing Midwifery Council United Kingdom. The Health office administrative assistant is Jill Santos who also provides 1st aid cover to the school community. The health office also provides health support for specific all school events during the year.

We support the health and well-being needs of the school population through the school day by provision of the HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi) Public Health:School Health Program. We support ACS to be compliant with Ministry requirements (HAAD/ADEC) that relate to submission of health data and the Standards of practice required for a licensed School Health Clinic. Working in partnership with parents, our education colleagues, and other health professionals in the wider community, our aim is to support children & young adults with their health needs in order to participate in the educational curriculum. We support the public health framework of positive health and well being through health promotion campaigns.

Please read our handbook and feel free to contact us with any questions. In the handbook, you will find information relating to:

  • If your child becomes unwell during the school day
  • Grade 1-12 school health screening
  • Students with chronic healthcare needs such as diabetes, asthma/respiratory, epilepsy
  • Grade 1 + Grade 11 UAE Schools for Health Immunization Schedule
  • Medication use within the campus
  • When to keep students home (gastric concerns and diarrhea, fever, pink eye etc.) and the monitoring of communicable diseases
  • Head lice management
  • Health Resources

For any inquiries to either school nurse, please email nurses@acs.sch.ae or telephone 02 508 4412.

Health Resources

Useful Website Links

Restaurants/Specialty Stores for Special Diet

The following is a list of places that serve or sell food for special diets.


*Please note that ACS does not endorse these locations. If you would like to contribute to this list please let us know!