There are quite a few children in our school with recurring head lice at the moment. We are asking for all families to check children’s hair this week so we can stop the spread!!
If eggs or live lice are found, please treat children’s hair. See the following information from the Victorian Department of Health:
Treating and controlling head lice
The guidelines contain information regarding detecting and treating head lice and eggs. If head lice or eggs are found on your child’s hair, you need to:
- inform the school and advise when the treatment has started
- inform parents or carers of your child’s friends so they too have the opportunity to detect and treat their children if necessary.
- treat the hair again 7 days after initial treatment – the first treatment kills all lice; the second treatment kills the lice that may have hatched from eggs not killed by the first treatment.
Health regulations require that where a child has head lice, that child should not return to school until the day after appropriate treatment has started. Please note, this refers only to those children who have live head lice and does not refer to head lice eggs.
Please make sure that children’s hair is tied back to help prevent the spread of head lice. When long hair is tied back firmly or plaited, it is more difficult for the head lice to reach the scalp or hair shaft where they lay their eggs.
This evening, we welcome parents and carers of Foundation children enrolled to attend Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School in 2019.
We look forward to meeting with families new to our school, sharing information and beginning a positive partnership to give children the best chance for a successful start to their primary school education.
There have been a number of children returning to school too soon after illnesses involving vomiting and/or diarrhoea. This means that children may still be infectious and could spread illness throughout the school. It is very important that sick children have adequate time at home to recover from their illness and do not return too soon, putting others at risk of also becoming ill.
Children with vomiting or diarrhoea should:
- rest at home and not attend school. Children should be excluded from attending for at least 24 hours after symptoms stop, unless otherwise advised by a medical professional
- wash hands thoroughly with soap and running water for 10 seconds after using the toilet
- drink plenty of clear fluids to prevent dehydration. Avoid undiluted fruit juice and soft drinks as they may increase dehydration and diarrhoea. Rehydration drinks that replace fluids and salts are available from chemists.
Please keep sick children as far away from other people as you can!
See you doctor for advice as soon as possible if symptoms continue.
Monday 5 November is a Curriculum Day. No children are to attend school on this day. Outside school hours care will be available for children who are registered with the program and have booked in.
Tuesday 6 November is Melbourne Cup Day, which is a public holiday.
Children return to school on Wednesday 7 November.
Keeping our children safe on their way to and from school is the responsibility of everybody in our community.
Children are vulnerable road users and are at higher risk in traffic because of their size and inability to judge speed and distance.
Extra care needs to be taken in school zones, especially at the beginning and end of the school day, to reduce risk to our children.
- ALWAYS cross at the school crossings!!!
- BE PATIENT – observe the directions of the School Crossing Supervisor.
- DO NOT park on footpaths or over driveways. This causes many problems for our neighbours and they will contact the City of Casey to complain if access to their property is blocked
- DO NOT use the staff car park to pick up or drop off children. The car park is for staff vehicles only. The pedestrian gate adjacent to the car park will be open in the mornings and afternoons for families to access before and after school care.
- NEVER double park. This reduces driver visibility, causes congestion and puts children at risk.
- NEVER call your child across the road.
- ALWAYS encourage your child to enter and exit the car from the kerb.
- REMEMBER children are full of surprises! Expect the unexpected.
- ALWAYS drive at or below 40km/h.
Our children’s safety and well-being is our most important priority so it is wonderful to now have THREE Crossing Supervisors to help our children cross what are, at times, very busy roads. A children’s crossing is a legal crossing when two flags are in place. Children and adults who are crossing at a children’s crossing must comply with the supervisor’s directions and must stand behind the line until the supervisor blows the whistle, indicating that it is safe to cross. The crossing supervisor will always wait until it is safe before they walk out and blow their whistle.
Cars are not allowed to park on or around the crossing. The crossing area is usually signed NO STOPPING. The clearance around the crossing is for the safety of pedestrians.
REMEMBER – ALWAYS CROSS AT THE CHILDREN’S CROSSING WHEN IT IS IN OPERATION.
By following the rules around school zones we can work together to ensure the safety of our children.
The Major Roads Project Authority is upgrading Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and the Thompsons Road intersection in Cranbourne.
This upgrade includes:
- adding an extra lane each direction between Thompsons Road and South Gippsland Highway
- upgrading the roundabout with traffic lights at Berwick-Cranbourne Road
- installing new traffic lights at the South Gippsland Highway intersection
- installing new and upgrade other existing intersections
- building a walking and cycling path
- adding safety barriers along the road.
For more information and to view an interactive map of the planned works, visit the Major Road Projects Authority website
We are very pleased to announce that City of Casey has now approved a supervised school crossing to be installed on Silky Oak Drive outside the front of the school. This crossing will be installed during the school holidays, ready for the start of Term Four.
We thank the City of Casey for working with the school and supporting us to prioritise the safety of our children and community at the front of the school. We are also enormously grateful to all the parents and community members who have raised concerns, both with the school and with the council. Thank you!