Updating Action Plans
At the beginning of the term, the staff at Meriden received training about asthma and anaphylaxis management in the school setting. One of the key responsibilities of parents is to provide the School with an updated copy of their daughter’s asthma or anaphylaxis action plan every twelve months. If your daughter has an action plan, can I ask you to please ensure that you send the most up-to-date copy to the Senior School Nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org and update this record every twelve months. Thank you for your support as we care for your daughter in this way.
One of the key public health issues facing young people today is vaping. In the Senior School, we work hard to educate the girls across a range of curriculum areas and through pastoral conversations about the dangers of vaping. Recently, NSW Health has launched an awareness campaign about the ingredients in vapes and the significant dangers associated with vaping. Here are some of the facts about vaping:
- Many vapes contain nicotine making them addictive.
- Vapes can contain the same harmful chemicals found in cleaning products, nail polish removers, weed killers and bug spray.
- Vapes can leave young people at increased risk of depression and anxiety.
- The nicotine in one vape can equal fifty cigarettes. Depending on the size of the vape and nicotine strength, it can be much higher.
- Young people who vape are three times as likely to take up smoking cigarettes.
- Vape aerosol is not water vapour.
- Vaping has been linked to lung disease.
- Vapes can cause long-lasting damaging effects on the brain and physical development.
We encourage all parents to have a frank conversation with their daughters about what they know about vaping and what they should do if they have friends who might be vaping and in need of support.
NSW Health Resources for parents: