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B4 School Checks (B4SC) updates

October newsletter

Kia ora koutou!

B4SC training

We have one last B4 School update for 2019 on Wednesday 16 October. This will have a community connectedness theme to it. As always, we will have nibbles and networking for those attending onsite, and Video Conferencing available for those who would prefer to attend from their home town. Please complete the registration form and send it into by Friday 11 October.

The 2020 calendar will be finalised and uploaded to the B4 School page and sent out with a B4 School newsletter.

Raising healthy kids - new bilingual resource

You may be familiar with Be Smarter the resource that covers nine key messages for families to enhance wellbeing in children. This is the tool for supporting discussions with families about positive lifestyle changes to support their children's wellbeing.

Waikato and MidCentral DHBs have been collaborating to create a bicultural tool for use with families to help initiate conversations around wellbeing for children, and they have forwarded the information below, with a request to review the resource, if you are able to do so.

Tinana Ora is M?ori for physical wellbeing. Based on Be Smarter, the resource covers the same nine key messages and recommendations, but in the Tinana Ora format. Thank you for taking the time to review this resource (you'll find it here on our website) and complete the survey.  We hope to have the Tinana Ora resource pads ready for order soon. Click the button below to start the survey.

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Children's ear clinic dates term four

The ear clinic schedule and contact details can be found on the Waikato District Health Board's webpage

Pinnacle website update

A new website was launched for Pinnacle, and the provider site we use for our B4SC information has now moved to a new domain. If you had a bookmark to the site you will need to update it. If you have any queries please contact Brooklyn via  

Waikato B4SC achievements and planning

As at 1 October 2019


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Now is a good time to be thinking about referring your overdue children (over 4 years and 3 months of age) to the outreach providers we have available - our Public Health Nurses for children living in deprivation quintile 5, our Pasifika providers - Kaute and SWPICS for our Pasifika children, and our Independent B4 Schools Nurse for children living in the South Waikato Region who live in Deprivation Quintile 5, or who are M?ori, or who are Pasifika.

Referring your overdue children out to these services frees you up to concentrate on your new 4 year olds.

If you need further information on how to refer to these services, or more detail on their eligibility criteria, please contact Michelle or Brooklyn on

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