A reminder that it is the Mother's Day Stall tomorrow. Gifts are priced between $1 and $5. Classes go at individual times in the morning.
Impetigo (School Sores)
30 Apr 2021
There has been a suspected case of impetigo in the school and your child may have been exposed. Although impetigo is not usually a serious condition, it is very infectious, and if not treated promptly complications may occasionally occur.
What is impetigo?
Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by the same bacteria that commonly cause sore throats i.e. group A streptococci, although it can also be caused by Staphylococcus aureus or a mixture of the two. It can cause small blisters on the skin which break and become covered with a yellow crust. Impetigo commonly affects the hands and face although it can spread to other parts of the body especially if the skin is broken.
Who catches impetigo?
Anyone can catch impetigo, but most cases occur in crowded environments e.g. in children in schools.
How is impetigo spread?
Impetigo is usually spread by direct contact with someone who is infected or indirectly by sharing towels, face cloths, clothes or toys that have been used by someone who is infected. The bacteria are present in the skin lesions. Secretions from the rash/sores are infectious. Hands that touch the rash/sores can become contaminated and can pass the infection to other body sites or other people.
How is impetigo diagnosed?
Impetigo can usually be diagnosed by simply looking at it. If you suspect your child has impetigo, you should attend your GP for confirmation and treatment.
How is impetigo treated?
Your GP will usually prescribe an antibiotic ointment. Sometimes, if the rash is more extensive or is spreading rapidly, an oral antibiotic will be needed.
Should children with impetigo be excluded from school?
Children diagnosed with impetigo should remain out of school until the sores have stopped blistering or crusting, or until 24 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment.
How can you stop the spread of impetigo?
All cases of impetigo should be treated appropriately and promptly.
Good personal hygiene is important in preventing infection. Children and household members should be encouraged to wash their hands frequently especially after touching the rash/sores or applying skin ointment. Fingernails should be kept short.
Children with impetigo should be discouraged from touching the sores/rash to prevent further spread.
Cuts and scratches should be kept clean and any conditions that involve broken skin, e.g. eczema, should be treated promptly.
Towels and face cloths should not be shared.
Your GP will be able to answer any further questions you may have on impetigo.
April 28 Newsletter
28 Apr 2021
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SCHOOL ASSOCIATION AGM
22 Apr 2021
NOTICE OF LINDISFARNE NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday 26 April, 6:30pm in the conference room
On Monday 26 April, the Lindisfarne North Primary School Association will hold its AGM in the school conference room at 6:30pm. A normal meeting of the Association will follow the AGM.
Association meetings are open to all members of our school community; however, we do need parents to nominate as parent representatives on the School Association Committee.
A nomination form is available from the school office. Please consider nominating – the School Association is a great way to meet other parents, to find out how the school operates and to have an input into its future.
TERM 2 BEGINS WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL
19 Apr 2021
Term 2 begins on Wednesday 21 April. We look forward to seeing everyone after their holiday break.
March 31 Newsletter
31 Mar 2021
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Easter Raffle Winners 2021
29 Mar 2021
Congratulations to our winners in the Easter Raffle. We hope you enjoy your prizes!
Chloe & Amelia Griggs
SCHOOL PHOTOS 29/3 & 30/3
28 Mar 2021
School photos taken tomorrow for P-6. Family photos in the afternoon. Kinder photos taken on Tuesday 30/3 (family photos for Kinder too).
Return of Forms
25 Mar 2021
A reminder to parents that the following need to be returned tomorrow (26/3):
* Raffle tickets
* Photo envelopes
* Winter Uniform Orders (pink form)
* Outstanding validation forms
* Permission slips for those students involved in the Champions' Athletic Carnival
23 Mar 2021
AWC has begun moving onto the school site ready to start work on the highway and school access road. While this work is being undertaken access and parking on and around the site will change. Speed limits and traffic flow may be different - including access to the overflow carpark from the highway end. Please consider this when coming on to the school site, and allow plenty of time at drop off and pick up times.