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Health and Safety


Chicken Pox         
Chickenpox is a common childhood illness caused by a virus -
* it is very easy to catch
* most cases of chickenpox are mild and children get better completely
* your child needs to see a doctor if he/she have a very high fever or are very ill, particularly if he/she becomes very drowsy, or are breathing fast or vomiting a lot
* children with chickenpox need to stay home from school
* chickenpox can sometimes cause serious complications

Strep Throat

The severity of strep throat can vary from person-to-person. Some people experience mild symptoms like a sore throat, whereas other people have more severe symptoms including fever and difficulty swallowing. 
Common symptoms  include :
* sudden fever, especially if it’s 101˚F  or 38.3˚C  or higher
* sore, red throat with white patches
* headache
* chills
* loss of appetite
* swollen lymph nodes in the neck
* trouble swallowing


Our school is designated a SUN SMART SCHOOL. All students must have a school regulation hat (with a brim to cover front of face and back of neck) Could you please ensure they have sunscreen in their bag and know how and when to apply it.


Please do not bring your car into the school grounds at any time. This includes groups tutors, after school classes, pool users, parent helpers etc. We do not have the car parks or space for other vehicles and there are valid concerns about the risks to students.


Concerns have been expressed regarding parking outside school when dropping off and picking up students. Cars are parking on yellow lines, over drive ways, doing unsafe u turns and involved in an altercation with a cyclist.  These concerns will be sent  to our Polices education officer for follow up . Traffic wardens will take a photo of any offending cars and a fine will be sent. The school has no control over this. If you have any queries you need to ring Land Transport.

HAZARD Identification and Management:

(We need your support at all times) 
If you notice any hazards around the school, please notify Maata (021 022 63903) or the office immediately so it can be managed. Together we can be a lot more effective in keeping our children safe.


Please encourage your child/ren to use the pedestrian crossing to cross the road. Road patrol is on 8.30am to 8.55am and 3pm  to 3.15pm.
West Spreydon School ,147 Lyttelton St
Ph:    (03) 338 8184
Fax:  (03) 338 8348
Text for absences:    021 034 7056

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