Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

It has come to our attention that we may have an outbreak of head lice in our school.  We would be obliged if you could check your child’s hair this evening and treat if necessary.  Please note it is not advisable to treat your child unless there is evidence present.

The appropriate treatments are available from your local pharmacy, where you can also seek advice re identification and treatment.

Further details on headlice prevention and treatment : https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/child/head-lice/parents-leaflet.pdf

Unfortunately we have had a lot of headlice this term.
In school we encourage the children with long hair to always have their hair tied back.
At breaktimes children were wearing each others hats and scarves, we tell them to not share/swap their clothing with others. 
If your child does have headlice make sure to wash all their clothes and bed clothes in a hot wash. Items such as coats which cannot be easily washed can be put in a plastic bag and put into the freezer for a few hours to kill off the lice. 
Very cold and very hot temperatures are said to kill off the lice. Drying hair with a hairdryer could help also. 

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