Make head checks for lice a regular part of your child’s personal hygiene routine!
Head lice is one of the most common problems faced by school-aged children and their families. While head lice control is primarily a parent/guardian responsibility, parents, the school and community all have a role to play.
We strongly encourage you to speak to your children about proactive behaviour to prevent the spread of head lice, which includes not sharing combs, hats, pillows and hair accessories and avoiding head-to-head contact. Children should know anyone can get head lice—it doesn’t jump or hop from head to head and is not dangerous. Although head lice is not considered a health issue it can cause stress, anxiety and economic hardship for staff, students and parents. It’s essential each family does its part at home by undertaking routine screening, early detection and removal of lice and nits as part of routine personal hygiene. Updated resources on how to properly screen and treat head lice are available below and from school office staff.