Health & Wellbeing

Communicable Diseases

The following diseases may require exclusion from school:

 Chicken PoxConjunctivitis  Diphtheria
MumpsHepatitis Glandular Fever
Head LiceImpetigoPoliomyelitis
RingwormScarlet FeverScabies   
MeaslesTrachomaDysentery
HerpesWhooping CoughGerman Measles

Check with the Administration for the length of exclusion in each case.  If in doubt, check with a doctor who will provide a Medical Certificate which will allow re-admittance. 

This year COVID-19 has had a big impact on our community. Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.

Immunisation

Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten children must be up to date with all scheduled immunisations for their age to be able to enrol.

To enrol in Kindergarten, a child must have one of the following documents:

  • an Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement, no more than two months old with a status of ‘up to date’
  • an AIR Immunisation History Form, no more than six months old, if the child is on a catch up schedule
  • a valid immunisation certificate issued or declared by the Chief Health Officer.

Nitz Blitz Program

Fairview PS, in accordance with the DoE and the Health Department, has a head lice management program.  It includes a policy and procedure for dealing with head lice and an operational program called “Nitz Blitz” which is managed by the P&C via a Head Lice Coordinator.  They run the “Nitz Blitz” program once per term, systematically checking the whole school, thus minimizing further infestations.  It is run with the assistance of volunteers, and parents are always welcome to join this volunteer program. 

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