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Mar 12, 2018
5th February 2014 Newsletter # 6 Goodman Street Nakara NT 0810 Telephone: (08 ) 8927 9823 Facsimi le: (08 ) 8927 7994 Emai l : nakara.pr imar [email protected] t http: / /web.ntschools.ne t /w /nakarapr imar y
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Dates to remember
7th March - Netball Cluster
14th March - Soccer Cluster
21st March - Harmony Day
25th & 26th March Parent/Teacher
Teachers Strike FRIDAY March 7
The Australian Teachers Union has called a teachers strike for Friday 7 March. We have a small number of teachers who will be at school on Friday to supervise any students who come to school. There will be NO di-rect teaching on Friday. Normal classes will resume on Monday 10 March. There will be NO assembly this Fri-
THE CANTEEN WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY DUE TO STRIKE ACTION
Thank you Teachers and Students
As principal of the school I try to spend as much time as possible visiting classes on a formal and informal basis. On Tuesday I spent the first two hours of the day visiting and participating in class lessons. Well done to our teaching and support staff for the exceptional work they are doing in not only delivering the Australian Curriculum but also supporting whole classes, small groups and individuals in the teaching and learning pro-cess. From learning about the letter r in Transition Morgan to pre-algebra in Year 6 maths, a job well done!!
Crazy Hair Day
On Friday the 14th of March we will be celebrating Crazy Hair Day to raise
money for the Leukaemia Foundation. SRC members will collect a gold coin donation.
Support Staff Professional Development
This week our support staff participated in a professional development activity on ADHD. The focus was on what is ADHD and how best to sup-port students with ADHD. Thank you to Linda Reedman for arranging this professional development opportunity for our staff.
4 Wilkie Poetry Reading
Thank you to 4 Wilkie for a fantastic presentation of your poems last Fri-day. All our visitors and Transition buddies really enjoyed your poems.
Thank you to the wonderful Year 1 students who have been bringing me their BEST writing. It really makes my day!
SRC Leadership Conference
On Tuesday Mr Woodroffe and Ms Yvonne took our Semester 1 SRC representatives to the annual GRIP Student Leaders Conference. From all reports the day was an extremely worthwhile and valuable experience for all.
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Darwin Region Interschool Netball Day
Due to the Teachers Industrial Action on Friday 7th March, the Netball Day will be postponed until a later
date in the year. Thank you for your co-operation.
UP AND COMING EVENTS
Week Events Term 3
Week 7 Soccer, Wednesday 12th March, Bagot Road Soccer Fields
Week 8 AFL, Thursday 20th March, TIO Stadium Marrara
Week 10 Basketball, Friday 4th April, Basketball Stadium Marrara
Assembly Item Friday 7th March
2/3 A assembly item will not be on this week as there
will be no assembly due to the Teachers strike. Also 2/3
A do no longer require anymore plastic bottles and lids
Thank you 2/3 A
April Vacation Care
Monday 7th April Friday 11th April 2014
First in Best Dressed there are limited places available.
Please note that you MUST enrol for each separate Vacation Care Program those attending
After School Care are NOT automatically secured a place.
Enrolment forms are due by 21st March 2014 or until filled.
Please pick up your enrolment form from the front desk or download from the Schools website
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Childrens Sacramental Program in
the Cathedral Parish
For Catholic Children. Sacrament of Confirmation Pentecost Sunday 8 June. Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time. Feast of Corpus Christi 22 June. The Missionaries of Charity Sisters have kindly of-fered to begin early preparation of children intend-ing to participate in this program. This might be of particular value to those in the State school system, but is open to everyone. The Missionaries of Charity can be contacted on 89813428.
Friday 21st March
Nakara Primary School will be celebrating Harmony
Day on Friday 21st March with a school assembly
featuring special guest performances, commencing
at 08:30am. All family and friends are invited to
Would students please come to school in their tra-
ditional dress or an orange t-shirt? If students
wearing their traditional dress want to change dur-
ing the day, would they please bring an orange t-
shirt or their school uniform to change into?
If any students or their families would like to do a
performance at our Harmony Day assembly please
feel free to contact myself.
Aboriginal & Islander Education Worker
Pyrethrin moderately toxic to people Malathion most toxic to people. Overuse of insecticidal head lice treatments does not assist in getting rid of head lice and increases the risks of side effects. Side effects may include mild irritation of the eyes, skin, nose and throat or if alcohol based products are used, pain or irritation of open sores and cuts. Centre for Disease Control www.nt.gov.au/ health
CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL Head lice and nits Pregnant women, people with sensitive skin and parents of young babies should consult with a doctor before applying insecticidal head lice treatments. Care should be taken to avoid having the product come in contact with the users eyes, nose or throat. The person applying the insecticidal treatment product should wear protective gloves (to avoid unnecessary exposure to the treatment).
Manual removal of head lice Hair conditioner or silicone based occlusive products can be used with a fine tooth, head lice comb to manually remove lice. Conditioner does not kill lice but it does stun the lice (for about 20 minutes) so that they can be combed out before they lay eggs. Eggs may be removed by the combing process or can be picked off by hand. This treatment should be carried out every second day until no live head lice have been found for 10 consecutive days. The wet combing technique: 1. Apply conditioner or occlusive product to dry hair use enough to cover the whole scalp and all hair from roots to tips (do not use together or each sequentially as one can counter-act the other) 2. Use a normal comb to remove tangles and evenly distribute the product throughout the hair 3. Use a fine tooth/head lice comb to systematically comb hair from scalp to tips 4. Wipe the comb onto a tissue after each stroke to remove immobilised lice 5. Comb all hair at least twice 6. Wash remaining product from hair.
Natural and other products Treatments involving ti-tree oil, eucalyptus oil or kerosene are not recommended. These products have not been proven to be as safe or effective as standard treatments, are more toxic and are likely to burn the skin.
If treatment does not work True treatment failure has occurred when live lice are found immediately after treatment. Treatment failures may result from: Inappropriate treatment Hatching of lice from eggs since the last treatment Resistance of head lice to a particular treatment product Re-infestation from others who have been inadequately or not treated Eggs found more than 1 cm from the scalp do not represent treatment failure, they are usually dead or hatched eggs. Dead nits are dark/black in colour. Suggested management: Change to a different category of treatment product. If you have used an insecticidal product, change to an occlusive product. Increase fine combing (eg twice daily). Seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist.
Prevention of head lice There are no products available to prevent head lice. When lice are present in the community, simple measures for prevention include: Weekly hair and scalp checks
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www.nt.gov.au/ health Head lice and nits Head lice and nits October 2013
What are head lice? Head lice are tiny wingless insects (2-3mm long) that live in the hair and feed on human blood. They vary in colour from cream to brown/black. They crawl quickly on the scalp and are difficult to see. They can only survive on humans. They do not jump, hop or swim and cannot be caught from animals.
What are nits? Nits is the common name for the small eggs that are laid by head lice. They are the size of a grain of salt, yellow-white in colour and are found firmly attached to the hair close to the scalp. Common places for nits to be found are behind the ears, the back of the neck and the fringe. Dead nits are often black in colour and are found well away from the scalp.
Life cycle of head lice Nits are laid on the hair shaft within 1cm of the scalp and take about 7-10 days to hatch into head lice. They will only hatch in a moist, warm environment such as the scalp. If the lice are isolated from the head they die very quickly, generally within 24 hours, although in our hot environment they can live longer than in other places in Australia. How are head lice spread? Anyone can catch head lice; they cannot be prevented by cleanliness. Head lice are spread by direct hair to hair contact wit