Health Centre

The students and staff at Grace are privileged to have a new purpose built Health Centre on campus that opened in 2018. The Health Centre has been designed by architects in consultation with the Nursing Staff, it is well appointed and fully equipped to assist the various and diverse needs of the school community.

The role of the Health Centre at Rothwell Campus is to take care of not only first aid following illness or injury at school but to also support the day to day needs of students with ongoing medical conditions.

We support students with a variety of different medical conditions requiring monitoring and or the administration of medications either short or long term. We work alongside and in collaboration with the teaching and pastoral care team to ensure a holistic approach to the day to day care of our student body. Our Registered Nurse is also involved in health promotion initiatives throughout the year delivering educational presentations to students. Where necessary the Registered Nurses will also attend off campus events and camps to support students with medical needs.

The Health Centre Staff are also responsible for maintaining daily student attendance and absentee records.

The Health Centre is staffed Monday to Friday 8am – 3:30pm.

Please feel free to contact our staff through front reception if you need to discuss the care of your child.


Mrs Kylie Govan – School Nurse/Attendance Officer

Hours: Monday – Friday 8am - 3:30pm

Kylie has over 25 years experience as a Registered Nurse and has been working at Grace since 2009. Prior to commencing at Grace, Kylie had spent most of her professional life in Emergency Departments. During her career she has worked in Aeromedical Retrieval Coordination and also spent some time as a Nurse Educator in a hospital setting. Kylie is passionate about caring for young people as they face the day to day challenges of school life and the pressures of society.

“I love working with teenagers. It is such a privilege to watch young people grow, realise their potential, chase dreams and achieve wonderful things. To be a part of a young person’s life is such an amazing opportunity.”

Mrs Julia Slade – School Nurse/Attendance Officer

Hours: Wednesday – Friday 7:45am – 3:15pm

Julia is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years experience in both hospital and community settings. Julia trained and originally worked in the UK but has worked in a number of international locations. Julia moved to Australia in 2001 and spent 10 years working in the hospital setting, beginning in endocrinology before specialising in oncology and haematology. The last 15 years has seen a shift into community based nursing, working in a busy GP practice setting up and running various clinics and as a community nurse caring for people in their homes.In her spare time Julia enjoys working with her dog through the Story Dogs programme helping children to read and being involved within her local Lutheran church. She is married with 2 sons.

Mrs Joy Cardwell – First Aid/Attendance Officer

Hours: Monday – Tuesday 7:45am – 3:15pm

Joy has previously been a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience working in several major hospitals in Brisbane. She also has many years of experience as a Teacher-Aide working in the Learning Support department at Living Faith Lutheran Primary School. Her current position in the Health Centre at Grace Lutheran College allows her to combine both of these passions, caring for the students whilst understanding their diverse needs.

“The Health Centre is an amazing facility to work in & I feel privileged to be part of the dedicated team that supports students & staff in maintaining all aspects of wellbeing.”