We are having a big push on hand washing again in school and would be grateful if you would take the time to back this up at home. Ask your child to demonstrate the hand-washing method and talk about why it is important to get rid of the germs by using the anti-bacterial hand wash provided in school and not just water.
Information about Head Lice
Head Lice are a common problem in school aged children. They can’t be prevented, but
regular checking ensures early detection and treatment if necessary.
- Parents and carers should check their children’s head once a week during hair washing.
- You need your usual shampoo, conditioner, and a detection comb – ask your local pharmacist to recommend a suitable one.
- Remember that you are looking for living moving lice, the only evidence that your child is infected.
If you find a living louse, ask your local pharmacist, school nurse, health visitor or GP for
advice regarding treatment.
For further information see:
http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk – search on head lice
Some Facts about Scabies to assist identification
Scabies is due to a parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei variety hominis. They are
minute white disc-like arthropods, just too small to be visible to the naked eye. The
adult female is around 0.4mm long and 0.3mm wide; males are slightly smaller. The
female lays two to three eggs a day in burrows several millimetres in length in the
skin. After two to four days larvae emerge to mature on the skin surface, and then
make new burrows. They mature, mate, and repeat this cycle that takes 10 to 17
days. Males die after a short time, but the females live for up to six weeks.
The characteristic rash is not due to the mite itself but to an allergic reaction to the
mite, its eggs and faeces. It may occur away from the burrows, especially on
Uniforms can be ordered via schoolwearmadeeasy.com at any time of the year. Registration is quick and simple online.
Select Q-Z and click on 'T' for Tighnabruaich
You will then see all the items we currently have listed with schoolwearmadeeasy.com.
Select and add to basket in the normal way.
Checkout to pay.
Delivery is usually within 7 days
Any questions please contact school on 01700 811413