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BUILDING RESILIENCE – Keep Connected

This morning saw the launch of the second unit of our Building Reslience programme. The focus for this unit is Keep Connected and the key messages are that:

  • relationships are important for our health and wellbeing
  • belonging to a group can be a good way to build friendships
  • good relationships are a two-way thing.

 

RESPIRATORY ILLNESS

As you are aware, we have had a number of children who have been unwell as a result of respiratory illness. The main symptoms being reported include:

– fever

– cough

– sore throat

– muscle aches

– sore tummy

– cold/flu like symptoms

– headache

We would advise parents to take note of the following advice from NHS.

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water

• Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

• Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed of immediately after use.

• You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI

Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.

• https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu

CHILDREN SHOULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL COMPLETELY WELL AND 48 HOURS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS HAVE CEASED.

 

Welcome Back

Welcome to a new session at Gullane Primary. We are already in the swing of things, as you can read in our newsletter. As you will see, we are  making changes to how we report to parents by moving to Learning Conversations, which involve you and your child. More information will come out nearer the first meetings in October. September 2019