Health & Wellbeing
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” World Health Organisation
A guiding principle for us as a Jesuit school is Cura Personalis, a Latin phrase that means ‘care for the whole person’. Happy, healthy children have a thirst for knowledge and a spring in their step and for these reasons alone is of paramount importance.
The health centre at Mount St Mary’s College is staffed by qualified and experienced nurses between 8:00am and 7:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am until 6:00pm each Saturday during term time. Outside of these hours there is a nurse on call for emergencies.
Pupils who board access GP, optician, physiotherapy and dentist appointments through the health centre. Boarders are registered with a local doctor upon arrival, giving them access to NHS services. Day pupils are also welcome at the health centre, where the nurses provide first aid, health information, advice and guidance at any time during opening hours.
Nuffield Health, based at the College campus, is used by pupils for strength and conditioning, stamina and cardiovascular training, and benefit from the expertise of on-site personal trainers. And after building up an appetite pupils refuel in the refectory where there is always a freshly stocked salad bar, homemade soup, home baked bread and hot lunch including a vegetarian option such as homemade pie or steamed white fish and vegetables. Water is available to pupils all day.