It’s hard to believe that in less
than a month Spring will be upon us, however we are still very much in
the midst of cold and flu season.
At this time of the year, it is
essential to remind all families of the importance of good hygiene and
that when unwell, it is best to stay home. This week we have had a
number of reported cases of students with influenza, colds and other
Queensland Health’s influenza page, www.qld.gov.au/flu, covers the symptoms, how to protect yourself and others from getting sick, and treatment.
Our school is helping to prevent the flu from spreading by: • encouraging children, staff and visitors to cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze or cough • making tissues readily available and ensuring used tissues are disposed of immediately • ensuring children and staff wash their hands regularly • cleaning our facilities and resources regularly • encouraging staff and children with flu-like symptoms to stay at home
• strongly urging staff and children who arrive with flu-like symptoms
to instead stay at home and encouraging them to seek early medical
If your child catches the flu, please seek medical advice and keep them home until they are feeling well again.
Please refer to the below resources for effective hand washing
technique, how to use handrubs and also a brochure that helps parents
determine when “Time Out” from school is appropriate.