Sunscreen and mosquito repellent use encouraged
Pretty Beach Public School principal Ms Karen Wardlaw has confirmed that the school can supply sunscreen for student use.
"We have been able to confirm through School Services Health and Safety Operations that our school is able to provide sunscreen for students throughout the day.
"As a Sunsafe school, we consider it important to be able to not only provide reminders about sun safety but also to make sunscreen available for our students.
"Please note that we cannot apply sunscreen to students.
"It would be helpful for parents to ensure our younger students know how to apply their own sunscreen," Ms Wardlaw said.
"Also, roll-on mosquito repellent is fine for students to bring to school and apply as needed, throughout the day.
"We will remind students that they are not to apply repellent to any other student.
"At the moment, the mosquitoes are prolific at school and, as I do for my own children, I encourage families to provide a roll-on repellent for their child to keep in their school bag, particularly if your child is susceptible to bites and stings," Ms Wardlaw said.
Newsletter, 24 Feb 2020
Karen Wardlaw, Pretty Beach Public School