General Information

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: – 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 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

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