Meningitis and Septicemia
We would urge parents to be aware of these symptoms and act quickly if you are concerned.
General guidelines for administration of medication in Scoil Cholmcille
- Medication will only be administered in rare and exceptional circumstances during school hours.
- Any medication that must be administered during school must be done by a parent/guardian.
- Teachers’ involvement will rarely entail anything other than observation of the child administering medication
- Children who take inhalers should keep them in their schoolbags. These should not be shared by others.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
Be a detective:
People with lice don’t always show symptoms, so check your child’s hair regularly using a fine-toothed comb.
When using over-the-counter products, repeat the treatment seven to 10 days after the first course to kill any newly hatched lice.
Treat on sight:
The experts recommend using medicated products only when head lice are seen, rather than to try to prevent children from catching lice.
Spread the word:
Telling the school when your child has lice will help cut re-infestation.
Wet hair and pile on conditioner. Use a wide-toothed comb to straighten, and then clip hair into four quarters. Use a fine-toothed comb to check for lice and a spray bottle of water to wet the hair.