Flu Season and Winter Sports

From the Health Centre

As we head into the winter sports season, it's important to be aware of the increased risk of concussion or head injury. Winter sports, while exciting and beneficial for physical fitness and teamwork, can sometimes lead to accidents.

We ask that if your child sustains a head injury or is diagnosed with a concussion, you promptly inform their Year Level Leader, Jodie Laube (College Nurse), and Siobhan Bloomfield. This will ensure they receive the appropriate support and care during their recovery and return to school. Early notification allows us to make necessary accommodations and monitor their progress closely.

Further information on how to manage and understand concussions is available here. This resource provides valuable insights for both parents and teachers on the signs, symptoms, and recovery processes for concussions.

In other Health Centre news, we are pleased to share that two weeks ago, all staff participated in the annual flu vaccination program. By taking this proactive step, we are working to keep not only ourselves safe but also all students and the wider community. Vaccinations play a crucial role in preventing the spread of flu, especially during the colder months.

If you are interested in getting your flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones this winter, please consult with your GP or pharmacist. They can provide you with more information and help you arrange your vaccination.

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.

Jodie Laube
College Nurse