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Meet the Teacher - Mrs. Meaghan Voumard

 
News date: 
19/09/2018

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Meaghan Voumard, one of the College Nurses here at Marymede Catholic College.

Name: Meaghan Voumard – Nurse – meaghan.voumard@marymede.vic.edu.au 

What is your role at the College?

I am one of the Nurses here at the College. I have been here since 2010 and I manage the medical needs of all our students at Marymede. I work closely with students who have additional health needs and their families to establish a range of medical plans and processes throughout their time here at the College. It is my hope that this eases the pressure and concerns that some of our students or families may have.  

Provide us with a ‘snapshot’ into your daily routine at the College:

My routine begins the minute I walk in the door - preparing for the busy day ahead.

On average we could see approximately 100 students a day with a number of health concerns ranging from very minor to some which are quite severe.

I also oversee the preparation of medical resources for School excursions, camps and sporting events. There is also a significant admirative component to our role – ensuring that all incidents are recorded accordingly and that items such as 'Epipens' or medications are checked regularly

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I love being able to work closely with all members of our Marymede Community. Having a Nursing Team at a large school like ours really helps to reassure parents and children themselves. The most rewarding part of my role is when I walk through the yard and have students come up to me for a chat or hear them yell hello from the other side of the playground! It really makes me feel appreciated and knowing that I am able to make a difference here at Marymede Catholic College is extremely rewarding. 

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show: I love anything - Reality TV sadly!

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I’m a great painter. I only recently painted the whole interior of my house (by myself!).

Favourite Sporting Team: Western Bulldogs

If You Could Pick Any 3 People as Dinner Guests, Who Would They Be and Why?:

1.    My Dad: My Dad passed away when I was in Grade 5 so we have lots to catch up on. I would also love for him to meet his grandchildren;

2.    My Pa: I know that Pa would also love to meet his grandchildren.

3.   My Mum: She would love a catch up and to show-off her grandchildren...and her cooking skills!