Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Congratulations Felix Sutton

Congratulations to Felix Sutton from Year 7, who has been selected to represent two Western Australian Sports!  Felix will be participating in:

WA Men's Singles Figure Skating at 

Australian Figure Skating Nationals

in Brisbane 2 to 7 December 2017

and

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News from the Health Centre

This term is coming to an end so quickly. It has been a busy and productive one.  I have added some important messages below. Please take the time to read them:

Farewell to Year 11 and 12s

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Swimming Training

With the summer weather finally here, it is a fantastic time to get back into swimming. This year we will be starting our school swimming training earlier, in the hope of improving our performances at the A Grade Swimming Carnival in March next year.

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Health Centre News

Important message for Year 12 Students doing their WACE Exams

Skills such as time management, fitness, a healthy diet, a positive study environment and stress management help teenagers to achieve their full potential during their schooling.  Healthy bodies make healthy minds.

An important part of study is staying physically active. Students who are fit, healthy and take part in physical activity perform better in the classroom. They are more goal-orientated and disciplined in their studies.  A healthy, balanced and varied diet also helps improve concentration, learning and memory.  Some snacks for study success include fruit smoothies, wholemeal crackers with peanut butter, pikelets made with mashed banana, rice cakes with tomato and cheese and fruit muffins.

You can visit Smart Eating and You at www.daa.asn.au for more snack ideas.

Medication at School

Spring time is approaching and with this great weather comes allergies.  I have seen a few students this week with allergic symptoms: watery, itchy eyes, nose and throat, sneezing, etc. A reminder to students and parents/guardians, that I do not give medication e.g. antihistamines, eye drops, paracetamol etc.

Children who suffer allergies, hay fever should be seen by their doctor for the correct medication. If a child needs to take antihistamines for allergies I strongly recommend that these be given to your child before school and also that they are provided with a tablet to bring to school in case they need it.

Vision and eyes

Good vision is important for learning and quality of life. Watch for any of the following in your child;

  • Covering/closing one eye when reading;
  • Holding books very close;
  • Complaining of eyestrain or headache;
  • Complaining of double vision or blurred vision with reading or board viewing;
  • Complaining of words moving on a page;
  • Losing place when reading, or skipping words and lines;
  • Inattention or short attention span when reading, or;
  • Rubbing the eyes.

Please note: Medicare covers the cost of an eye examination.

If you have a concern about your child’s vision please contact a doctor, optometrist. 

How to keep your child safe online

Protecting your children from harm is just as important online as it is in the real world. As a parent or carer, you can play an important role in helping children have safe and positive experiences online.

The internet offers an exciting world of experiences for children and the whole family. It can be entertaining, educational and rewarding. However, using the internet also involves risks and challenges.

Children might be exposed to content that is sexually explicit, violent, prohibited or even illegal. They may also experience cyber bullying or be at risk from contact by strangers.

Children may - unknowingly or deliberately - share personal information without realising they may be subject to identity theft, or that they are leaving behind content that might not reflect well on them in the future.

Talk with your kids about the risks, and answer their questions or concerns about things they find on the Internet. For more information visit: http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/home_users/protect_your_children

 

Deb Kitak, School Nurse