Tuesday, February 9, 2010

NITBUSTERS!! to the rescue

Dear Parents- 

 HEAD LICE have unfortunately reared their ugly head again and are on the move.
"Head lice are wingless insects spending their entire life on human scalp and feeding exclusively on human blood."  Wikipedia
 The detection and the removal of head lice is an on-going problem. Click the following link  for further information. 
 Head Lice have been detected lurking in a number of classes.

Bites of head lice.   Image via Wikipedia

"Unfortunately, the management and treatment of head lice is surrounded by a large amount of misinformation and myth, particularly about their habits and what is and isn't an effective treatment." NSW Government Department of Health

To assist you to combat these annoying creatures:
NSWPublic Schools and NSWHealth present:

NSW DET video on head lice show you how to get rid of head lice.

Please check your child’s hair
and if necessary apply a suitable product
to remove the lice.
"Sometimes you may need to reapply the lotion two or even three times.

All eggs must be removed to successfully eradicate the lice.

We understand that it is a difficult and tiresome job to do
but unless all the eggs are removed  they can re-hatch over night."
 NSW Government Department of Health
For further support and information go to

Many thanks for your co-operation.