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Student ambassadors make us proud during Minister visit

Today, the Doctors in School program is a step closer to implementation with the delivery of the building where the program will start in 2017.

Our newly appointed School Leadership team together with Principal Ray Squires welcomed the Minister for Education James Merlino.

Although nervous, the Student Leaders engaged confidently with MinisterJames Merlino, School Council President Brian Paynter MP – Member for Bass and many other official parties.

“This will allow for a more holistic approach and add to the suite of programs we can we offer our community”, expressed Principal Ray Squires.

“Having doctors in schools will give students reliable healthcare, reduce the pressure on working parents and GPs, and help young people identify and address their health concerns early.” said Minister James Merlino.

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One student at Pakenham Secondary said it best:

"Having a doctor at school – it'll be so much easier to get the information we need."

Here's James Merlino in the front seat of an oversized 18-wheeler to tell us more.

Posted by Daniel Andrews on Thursday, 15 December 2016