Mini Vinnies’ are children aged between 7 to 11 (or younger) who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible ‘Vincentians for life’.

As Mini Vinnies, the youngsters have their own ‘treasured’ Prayer, Pledge and Badge, a dedicated website and a range of bright and colourful documents which guide them in their formative steps – helping and enabling them to become in every sense, young Vincentians – or ‘Mini Vinnies’.

Our School Nurse can be contacted below

Mrs Steph Scargill
Thriving Kirklees,
Northorpe Hall,
Tel : 0300 304 5555


The team offer support with :

  • Health advice and support
  • Promotion of health and well-being
  • Referral to and liaison with other health and social care agencies when required
  • Training sessions in schools for staff to manage children’s medical conditions
  • Individual support for children and their parent/carers with additional needs
  • Growth and development monitoring
  •  Individual health and assessments where needed
  • Support children and families with special needs and complex medical needs

We can also give support on :

  • Healthy eating
  • Bedwetting
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Puberty
  • Health conditions such as asthma and allergies
  • Smoking, alcohol and drug misuse
  • Behaviour management

For more information contact the school nurse on the telephone number above.

School Nurse Drop in sessions at St. Paulinus Catholic Primary School

Thursday  mornings between  8.45 – 9.15 contact the office for more information