Within most schools at any one time, there will be a small number of children infected with head lice. Infection levels can remain fairly constant so we need your help to combat the bugs!
We understand your frustrations and concerns regarding head lice. Alert letters are emailed and sent home however this frequently leads many parents to attempt to treat their children preventatively, head ice infection cannot be prevented, and over-use of insecticide treatments may lead to resistance.
As a school we want to support parents in managing the problem by working closely with them and promoting that ‘Once a Week, Take a Peek!’ approach.
It is parental responsibility to detect and administer treatment for head lice and we would like to request that you check your child for head lice once a week, remember ‘Once a Week, Take a Peek!’. To diagnose a case of head lice you need to find them alive, they move fast and are small, so they can be hard to find! Where to Peek – close to the scalp, behind the ears, back of the neck, top of the head, under the fringe.
Please can all long hair be tied up.
Remember - ‘Once a Week, Take a Peek’ and this approach can be a normal part of every family’s hygiene routine, like brushing your teeth or washing your hair.
Let’s beat the bugs together!