Primary News

The Gold Coast North Chess Championship was held on Tuesday 13 June. 

Merit ribbons were awarded to Robert Skurr in B division and Petra Dennett in C division.

 

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Congratulations to all the entire Primary Chess team, who represented the College so proudly.

 

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:07

Chickenpox is in our community

Dear Parents and Guardians

We have some confirmed cases of Chickenpox within our own College Community, for this reason 

May I please request if your child is diagnosed with chicken pox, 
can you please inform Nurse Brown by email or telephone as soon as possible. 
rbrown@cac.qld.edu.au Ph: 55859954

We would like to remind parents about this contagious infection and to look out for symptoms.


Chickenpox Varicella

The following is an outline provided by Queensland Health.

Description - Chickenpox (varicella) is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

Control - People with chickenpox should be excluded from childcare facilities, schools or work for at least five days after the rash first appears or until dry scabs have replaced all blisters. Any contacts with lowered immunity, such as those with leukaemia, should be immediately excluded and referred for specialist advice.

Symptoms - The disease starts with cold-like symptoms such as a mild fever, headache, runny nose and cough. A day or two later a rash begins, starting as small pink blotches but rapidly progressing to itchy blisters which usually last three to four days before drying out and turning into scabs.

Transmission - Chickenpox is spread through coughing, sneezing and direct contact with the fluid in the blisters of the rash. The dry scabs are not infectious. Since shingles blisters also contain the virus, a person who has never had chickenpox can become infected with chickenpox from someone who has shingles.

An individual with chickenpox is infectious for about one to two days before the onset of the rash and until the blisters have all scabbed, usually four to five days. The usual time between contact with the virus and developing the illness is about 14 to 16 days, although sometimes it can take longer.

Treatment - No specific treatment is recommended or required for otherwise healthy children and adults with chickenpox.

It is important to try to prevent a young child from scratching the rash as this can result in permanent scarring or secondary infection. To reduce the itchiness, try adding an anti-itch solution (eg. Pinetarsol) to frequent baths.

Use paracetamol to lower temperature or to reduce discomfort. Aspirin must not be given to young children and adolescents due to the risk of developing a severe condition called Reyes Syndrome. This is particularly important for children who have or who may be developing chickenpox.

Health Outcome - For the majority of children, chickenpox is a mild illness of short duration with complete recovery. While chickenpox is usually a mild disease in healthy children, life-threatening complications such as pneumonia or inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) are possible. It can be fatal in about three in 100,000 cases.

Chickenpox is more severe in adults and can cause serious and even fatal illness in immunosuppressed individuals of any age. Chickenpox can also cause shingles (herpes zoster) in later life.

If a woman develops chickenpox during pregnancy, there is a very small but real chance of damage to her unborn baby. If she develops chickenpox late in pregnancy or very soon after birth, the infection can be serious and even life threatening for the newborn baby.

Rosemary Brown

College Nurse

Health Room   Ph. 55859954          rbrown@cac.qld.edu.au

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 04:22

The Power of Our Stories

Our theme this year has been “Our Stories, Our Place”.  Coomera Anglican College is made up of many important stories that over the years have created a culture that is full of many rich traditions – stories of hard work and positive friendship, stories of iLR and The Telling, stories that make our College what it is today. Many stories have been revisited through our Worships, Assemblies and through our classroom activities. Over this first semester, it is the passing on of our College stories that builds our traditions and cultures.  

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:52

News from Primary Campus

Being eSmart!
I recently sent an email to parents regarding student use of social media. We are experiencing a small number of issues regarding inappropriate use of Social Media and online applications by some students. These issues are generally instigated from the home front and the issues can then be seen impacting on relationships at the College.  

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 02:24

A Passion for Our Children’s Future

I often talk with parents, teachers and students about the importance of positive relationships.  In any organisation the strength of that organisation relies heavily on the relationship status that exists. At Coomera Anglican College we are fortunate to have a College that is based on positive relationships.  The people in our community have, over the years, established a wonderful environment of trust, co-operation and respect.  Every day within our student body I see wonderful examples of positive living and positive relationships.  Students, teachers and parents are always working together to create the best possible outcomes in whatever they are doing.

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