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


  1. Medication will only be administered in rare and exceptional circumstances during school hours.


  1. Any medication that must be administered during school must be done by a parent/guardian.


  1. Teachers’ involvement will rarely entail anything other than observation of the child administering medication


  1. Children who take inhalers should keep them in their schoolbags. These should not be shared by others.


Headlice and Tips for Treating


Be a detective:
People with lice don’t always show symptoms, so check your child’s hair regularly using a fine-toothed comb.

Repeat action:
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.

Tackle curls:
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.