This term has been an interesting and challenging one and has it felt a lot…
Now it is official that Measles have made it to Auckland, we ask you to be extra vigilant for early signs of this disease in your children and to err on the side of caution, so we can keep all safe during this time.
If in doubt please keep your children at home and seek medical advice ASAP. If your child has a case of measles confirmed, it is also essential that you contact the school office immediately, so we can follow the required procedures that we have in place for such an event.
Impetigo also known as school sores, are also around at the moment. Impetigo causes blisters on exposed parts of body, such as hands, legs and face. The blisters burst and turn into a sore with a yellow crust that gets bigger each day. Impetigo is easily spread to other children and adults if they touch the sores. It is important that children stay home until sores have dried up or 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has started (and sores need to be covered at school). You can click here for more information.
Finally, the flu had already started to make itself felt around Auckland, and so again I ask you to please keep your children home if they are unwell with any of the following symptoms, so we can avoid the spread across the school community.
- Fever, or feeling feverish/chills.
- Sore throat.
- Runny or stuffy nose.
- Muscle or body aches.
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhoea, though this is more common in children than adults.