From time to time, cases of head lice are identified at school.
If there is a case that has been identified in your child’s class, you will receive a notification email from the school, with the following information and fact sheet.
SA Health and the Department recommend that you to check your child’s head for head lice TODAY.
Keep checking every 2 days until there are no head lice found for 10 consecutive days.
If head lice are found please treat your child for head lice and use a fine tooth head comb to remove all lice and their eggs. This will prevent head lice from spreading.
- Check all members of the household at the same time.
- Use an effective head lice treatment.
- Wash bed linen, hats, hair ties, brushes etc in hot water.
- If using a chemical treatment, repeat 7-10 days after initial treatment according to the manufacturer’s directions
The Department regulations state that students who have head lice are not to come to school until they have had effective treatment.
Further information on head lice and their treatment can be gained from the SA Health on the following direct link: