This Thursday we are going....all of the Discoverers......on a walk to view the maunga, the awa and the motu......we will be away all day. We NEED you permission so please get the slips back and signed ASAP!This is part of our turangawaewae unit about Our Places of significance and children will need a packed lunch for their walk plus morning tea.
Helpers are welcome and we will need you!
, There has been an outbreak of head lice in our class.
• Head lice are very common so there is no need to be alarmed, however, they should be treated quickly to prevent them from spreading:
• We are asking that all parents examine their child’s hair and look for the following signs:
• Persistent scratching, particularly behind the ears and the nape of the neck accompanied by a red rash.
• Tiny silver white eggs at the base of the hair shaft
• Small pale brown lice, you may wish to use a magnifying glass and a fine tooth comb under strong light to help identify lice. Head lice can be treated quickly and effectively by simply following these steps:
• Purchase a special head lice treatment and apply it according to the directions on the pack. These can be purchased from a chemist
. • Examine all family members’ hair, and treat everyone found to have head lice at the same time.
• Use a fine tooth comb to remove the dead lice and eggs. As a precaution, any items which may harbour lice such as bed linen, towels and combs should be washed in hot soapy water.
To prevent head lice in the future, all family members should avoid sharing items such as clothing, brushes or hats from each other or from friends.