NHS Lothian Primary School Flu Vaccination Programme 2016/17
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Schools
Congratulations to all the performers and musicians from Dunbar Primary School who took part in the fantastic performance of Noye’s Fludde last Sunday at Dunbar Parish Church. It was great to take part in a community opera with lots local of musicians who made up a wonderful orchestra.
Well done to all the parents who supported as chaperones, and got them to rehearsals.
Thank you from Dunbar Primary School to all the adults who came together to create this wonderful experience.
Every local authority Education Department has a statutory duty to develop an Accessibility Strategy and Action Plan. East Lothian Council are currently working on our new strategy and as part of that process we have prepared questionnaires for parents, partners and school staff.
We are trying to high light the consultation to as many people as possible therefore could I ask you to draw the questionnaires to the attention of staff, parents and partners in your school/nursery/provision ( email, news letter, website etc).
The link to the questionnaires on the East Lothian Consultation Hub is:
Every child in P4 took part this year and a panel of judges came along to Lochend Campus today to view the art work. The judges had a tough time choosing two winners and two runners up as the standard was so high!
The competition aims to encourage young people to:
Winners: Juliet & Lucy
Runners Up: Charlotte & Sophie
The winning art work will move forward to the final on Wednesday 5th October at Eyemouth High School and will be entered in the Junior category (7 – 10 years old).
Did you Know that we have 2 after school clubs at Dunbar Primary?
Dunbar Childcare have some spaces currently available.
After-School Club open Monday-Thursday 2.50pm – 6pm
Operates from the dining-hall at The John Muir Campus – Dunbar Primary School.
Contact telephone – Lindsay on 07528 208168
A gentle remindfer to regularly check your child for Headlice.
Find below advice on identifying and treating headlice. This information is from:
As with all schools in Scotland we do not routinely send alert letters for the following reasons:
‘Alert letters’ will not now be sent to the parents of other children in the class of a child who may be infected with head lice. There is more than one reason for this.Firstly, ‘alert letters’ are not routinely sent out for other, more communicable diseases or infections. Secondly, most schools are likely to have a few pupils with head lice at any one time. On that basis, an ‘alert letter’ could potentially be required every day of the school year.‘Alert letters’ also often lead parents to believe that there is an ‘outbreak’ when in fact, only one child in the class may be infected. Those parents might then treat their own child preventatively, which is neither necessary nor advised. Only the parents of a child who appears to have a head lice infection will now be informed, in writing or by telephone.
From NHS choices:
Head lice and nits are very common in young children. They don’t have anything to do with dirty hair, and are usually picked up by head-to-head contact.
Head lice sometimes can make your head feel:
The only way to be sure someone has head lice is by finding live lice or eggs. You can do this by combing their hair with a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb). You can buy these online or at pharmacies.
Treat head lice as soon as you spot them. You should check everyone in the house, and treat them on the same day if they have head lice.
There’s no need to keep your child off school with head lice.
You can use medicated lotions and sprays that kill head lice in all types of hair, including afro hair. You can buy these from pharmacies, supermarkets or online.
Head lice should die within a day. Lotions and sprays come with a comb to remove dead lice and eggs.
Some treatments need to be repeated after a week to kill any newly-hatched lice. Check the pack to see whether they’re okay for you or your child to use and how long they should be left in the hair.
If lotions or sprays don’t work, speak to your pharmacist about other treatments.
Some treatments aren’t recommended because they’re unlikely to work:
You can buy a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb) online or from pharmacies to remove head lice and nits.
Follow the instructions on the pack, but generally you:
There’s nothing you can do to prevent head lice. You can reduce the risk of lice spreading by avoiding head-to-head contact.
Don’t use medicated lotions and sprays to prevent head lice. This can irritate the scalp.
There’s no need for children to stay off school, or to wash laundry on a hot wash
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You should have received a donations pack from your child this week. Here is a reminder of why we are raising funds.
The Workout Dates are Thursday 15th September 2016.