Note from our School Nurse

Welcome to the new school year from the Child and Adolescent Community Health Nurses.

I will be visiting the school regularly throughout the year.

 

My name is Jane Skoll and I am available to discuss any health concerns you may have about your child. I can be contacted on 9391 2289 or through the school. I am also available on email: jane.skoll@health.wa.gov.au

 

 

IMMUNISATIONS

Is your Child attending Kindergarten?

The National Health & Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) recommends that children attending Kindy have the following booster immunisations:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) and Poliomyelitis (one vaccine).
  • All medically at risk children – Pneumovax 23
  • And any other WA catch up vaccinations.

Your child can have these immunisations from 4 years of age.

 

To book an appointment please phone 6151 1308

Central Immunisation Clinic: 16 Rheola Street West Perth 6005, by appointment or walk-in.  Phone 9321 1312

 

Please provide the school with an updated copy of your child’s immunisation record, once 4 year old vaccinations are completed. This can be obtained from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. Phone 1800 653 809 or www.humanservices.gov.au

 

If a measles case occurs in a school, the Principal has the right to exclude non-immunised children from school for 14 days, or longer.

 

HEAD LICE

Head lice outbreaks occur frequently in primary schools during the school year.

The Department of Health recommends the following method of treatment:

10 day Hair Conditioner treatment

If you do use “over the counter” Head Lice treatments, they must be applied and then repeated as per the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Parents’ can assist in the prevention and control of head lice by checking their children’s hair frequently using the hair conditioner method and treating appropriately when necessary.

Friday is a good day to check hair as treatment can be commenced over the weekend, if needed, and no school time is then lost.

For more information please see http://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au and search head lice.

[Fact sheet available on website]

Please contact your School Health Nurse if you require further advice on head lice management.

 

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Please advise the school if your child has a medical condition that may require treatment during school hours.  

A health care plan will need to be completed / updated by your GP and provided to school.

 

Thank you.

 

Jane Skoll     Clinical Nurse Community Health