From the Health Nurse

Communicable Diseases and Immunisations

We have been notified of current cases of chicken pox  (Click here for an information brochure) in WA Primary Schools. This is a timely reminder to ensure your child’s immunisations are up to date.

Maintaining a high level of immunisation within our community is very important to control the spread of communicable diseases and to keep everyone well, especially those who are most at risk such as; babies, pregnant mothers, the elderly and those who are unwell or immunocompromised.

Your child can have their 4 year old / Kindy age immunisations from 3 ½ years of age. 

If your child has missed any of their vaccinations or is old enough to receive their next booster vaccines please visit your Doctor or Immunisation clinic to enhance their protection from communicable diseases such as chicken pox.

If your child becomes unwell please consult your doctor.

School Health Nurse

Parents/Guardians Year 6 Students

A Health Information letter, Scoliosis and Colour Blindness Pamphlet has been distributed to Year 6 students. Please see below information and look out for the brochures as now is the time to follow up on this important information.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It can be detected by a simple examination of the back.

The normal spine has three curves – one in the neck, on in the upper back and one in the lower back. These curves can be seen from the side, but when you look from behind the spine should appear straight. If the spine has a sideways curve, this is scoliosis.

An information leaflet about Scoliosis has been distributed to all year 6 students. Please read through the information provided and check your child for scoliosis as described in the leaflet. 

If you have any concerns, please contact your General Practitioner.

Colour blindness

Colour blindness means that a person cannot distinguish some colours or see the colours differently to other people. Very few people who are colour blind are ‘blind’ to all colours. Commonly, the colours seen differently are greens, yellows, oranges and reds.

An information leaflet on colour blindness has been distributed to all year 6 students.

For more information and see the Colour Blind Awareness and Support Group on http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~doverton/

If you have any concerns, colour vision testing can be performed by some General Practitioners, Eye specialists or Optometrists.