The school has a Health Centre on each of the campuses with a nurse in residence who is available at all times during term time.
The nurse can manage minor medical issues and the health centre has bedrooms for boys and girls who need to stay for closer observation and monitoring.
The school has a doctor on call who can be consulted by the nurse whenever needed and the doctor also holds a regular surgery in the school which any student may attend.
All routine medical services provided by the school nurse or school doctor are included in the fee and parents will not be charged for these.
In the event of a more serious illness or injury, the nurse or doctor may refer a student to a hospital or to a consultant. The nurse will normally escort the student to all such appointments. There is a large teaching hospital in Moshi (KCMC) and students can be admitted if necessary. Parents are advised to take out your own insurance for any hospital or specialist treatment, or for evacuation to a hospital in Nairobi in the event of a serious incident.
Before joining the school, we will ask each student to undergo a routine medical examination with their own doctor and parents will be asked to complete a brief online form describing any illness their child may have had, and any medical problems, allergies or potential difficulties that their child may experience.
The school has a counsellor on each campus who can meet with any student needing advice or support in personal or social matters. All such counselling will normally be confidential. Our counsellors can be contacted at:
Counselor_moshi@uwcea.org or Counselor_arusha@uwcea.org
We strive to support the health and well-being of all members of our community and this applies to our well-being initiative. Beyond providing a rigorous academic curriculum, we also engage students in a variety of physical activities while also supporting their socio-emotional development.
In conjunction with the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), UWC East Africa continues to review and refine the initiatives that we implement to meet the social and emotional needs of our community members. Through our Life Skills curriculum, mentoring program, and residential care staff, we are constantly assessing and meeting the needs of our students beyond their academic expectations. Pastoral care is another component of the support system, and professional development is ongoing to ensure all staff are properly trained.
If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact the Counseling staff at Counselor_moshi@uwcea.org or Counselor_arusha@uwcea.org. It is important that everyone is aware that help exists in our community, you just have to reach out and connect to the resources that exist. We also invite you to read the weekly newsletters that our Well-Being Committee created to provide resources to promote the healthy development of our community. These began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and continued until September 2020.
Be well and stay connected.
Wellness Wednesday was a weekly newsletter produced in UWCEA during 2020. During much of the 2020/21 school year, UWCEA also published regular health bulletins. Please see the News Archive to read these newsletters and bulletins.