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A pupil at Waiuku College has been notified with whooping cough (pertussis).
Watch for signs of whooping cough
· The early signs of whooping cough include a runny nose, fever, or cough (often worse at night) which gets worse over time turning into long coughing bouts that may end in gagging or vomiting. Most people begin to feel unwell 7-10 days after exposure.
· If your child develops any of the early signs of whooping cough in the three weeks following their exposure or if they have a cough that has lasted for more than two weeks
o See your GP - call ahead and let the practice know you think you may have whooping cough so they can be prepared
o Stay away from babies, children under 12 months, and pregnant women until you have seen your GP
o Stay home from school until they have completed 5 days of antibiotics (...
As the school year starts so does the new friendships. Along with this comes the spread of head lice.
This little critter has no social status. They enjoy either clean or dirty hair.
There are many remedies available at the pharmacy or if you wish natural remedies online.
So as long as you maintain and treat the eggs it will hopefully stop the cycle there.
If you are unsure please ask a parent/caregiver to check.
2018 International Science Opportunities for Year 12 and Year 13 studentshttps://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/funds-and-opportunities/talented-school-students-travel-award/2018-international-science-opportunities-for-year-12-and-year-13-students/
Waiuku College Science
Many thanks to all the parents and family members who attended the Powhiri at the college Marae on Tuesday morning to support our new students on their first day. With all year levels starting classes on Wednesday we are now fully into our teaching timetable.
We are happy to start the year fully staffed with classroom teachers and are in the process of appointing a new Deputy Principal and a new Guidance Counsellor – hopefully before the end of this term.
Long Weekend – Waitangi
Along with many other schools we will be closed on the Monday before Waitangi Day, Tuesday February 6th to allow a 4 day long weekend for our families.
Late Start Tuesday Mornings
From Week 3 (after Waitangi week) onwards we will be starting classes later at 9.25am on Tuesday mornings. This is to allow professional learning workshops to take place ...Read the rest of this topic
Photos from the 2018 Powhiri are now available in The Media Gallery. to access click on the link in the Left Hand column.
Start of year 2018
Tuesday 16th Jan - Office open / IT dept available for BYOD set up in IHub
Wednesday 24th - Peer support training for Y12-13 students and Y9 Form teachers.
Thursday 25 and Friday 26th - Teacher only days
Tuesday 30th Jan - Y9 and Y13 8.40am - meet in Quad before Powhiri
Wednesday 31st Jan - All year levels in at 8.40am
Y10, Y11 & 12 to assembly areas with Deans/SLT
Y10 to Hall; Y11 to Gym 1; Y12 to Gym 2
Junior Prizegiving 2017
Thursday 7th december
End of School for Year 9 & 10 Students
Junior Prizegiving is being held on Thursday 7th December at 11.30am, in the school hall.
Students are allowed to leave at the end of the prizegiving, but school buses will be running at normal times.
Parents and family\whanau of junior students who are receiving awards are welcome to attend.
Junior students will be released from school this Tuesday at 12.15pm, so that that staff can attend the Senior Prize-giving.
School buses will run at the normal time
The Ihub/ Library will be open for junior students wishing to study for their upcoming Exams ( Thursday 9th- Tuesday 14th )
13C Sport Studies Event Planning Committee
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