HEALTH, HYGIENE AND NUTRITION
In St. Columba’s School we encourage children to eat healthy lunches.
It is school policy not to allow
Crisps or heavily salted crackers
Sweets or chocolate
Chewing gum is prohibited at all times.
In the interest of hygiene, children should carry their own tissues or handkerchiefs for coughs and sneezes.
To avoid exclusion of pupils, party invitations and special gifts (e.g., at Christmas time) should not be distributed to selected members of the class.
It is important to introduce your child to a healthy lifestyle early. In light of this, we promote walking to school, if that is at all possible. Some children live a distance from the school. We would encourage such children to at least walk the final part of their journey into school.
As in all schools, your child shares a room with a large number of children and close contact with others is unavoidable. Please pay particular attention to your child’s health and hygiene.
Booster immunisations against childhood diseases are provided by your G.P.,
including the 3 in 1, polio and MMR vaccines.
If you discover headlice in your child’s hair, please inform the school immediately and treat your child’s hair. Getting headlice is not a reflection on the standard of cleanliness in your home if your child becomes infected. Headlice are picked up through head to head contact. They do not survive on clothing or furniture but are attracted to clean hair. If untreated, headlice can multiply very rapidly and infect others. If you receive a note from the school about headlice, it means that there is a case in the class.