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Important message regarding Polyfest
We have been asked to remind families to take precautions to prevent the spread of infection during the mumps and whooping cough outbreak.
The large number of young people at the festival in close proximity, means bugs can easily spread through coughs and sneezes.
· With a large number of students attending Polyfest, there is an increased risk of students catching infections like mumps, measles or whooping cough, through coughs, sneezing and sharing spit.
· Make sure your child is up to date with vaccinations, your doctor or medical centre should have their records. Catch up with your vaccinations at your medical centre – they are free.
· Do not share water bottles or food.
· Wash hands before eating and after using the toilet.
· Cover your coughs and sneezes.
· If you develop fever, headache, swelling in the face, cheeks, or jaw, or cough - do not attend the event and see your family doctor.
Additional information -mumps and whooping cough
Early symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. The salivary glands on one or both sides of the face, cheeks or jaw may become swollen and sore after two days. The mumps vaccination also protects against measles which is a serious and highly infectious illness.
Whooping cough starts like a cold with a runny nose, cough, and fever and is spread by coughing. After 7-10 days the cough becomes more severe and prolonged coughing spasms occur that may end with a whoop, dry retching or vomiting.
If you are concerned or have questions about these diseases call Healthline for advice on
0800 611 116.
Fun, interactive music sessions for young children and their parents/caregivers.
Young children and their parents/caregivers join together for a fun, thirty-minute music session, then afterwards enjoy coffee and calories (children are given a snack and drink) in a relaxed setting.
Mainly music is an activity you and your child (birth to school age) can participate in and enjoys together.
Promoting Happy Healthy Families
- Make tasty, cost effective Family Meals
- Make snacks and treats for kids
- Everything is easy, low cost and we all taste the results
Details of your local mainly music group are:
- Riverside Community Centre
- Thursday 9.30am
Term one: Thursday 15 March, 29 March, 12 April
Times: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: Riverside Community Centre on corner of Peace Ave and Bernard St
We will have activities and supervision for your pre-schoolers.
For more information or to sign up phone: Raewyn Paapu 021 894 996
See more about our activities on our "good Seeds Super Grans" Facebook page.
We are offering FREE spaying, neutering and microchipping for cats in twelve Auckland suburbs from 5th – 16th March 2018, and your school is situated within (or close to) one of our target suburbs.
Each year we receive thousands of unwanted cats and kittens here at SPCA Auckland, and we would like to work together with the community to help stop the cat population growing.
We desperately need to reduce the number of kittens coming into our care and we would really appreciate if you could help. By working together we can reduce the number of unwanted kittens being born.
We are writing to see if you can help spread the word within your community by including it in your school newsletter, on notice boards or on your website.
Anyone who would like to take up the offer must call us to book their cat/s in. The number to call is 09 256 7310.
Bookings for this campaign are now open.
Please be aware that travel to and from schools may be affected over the next 3 weeks due to industrial action.
The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) have advised there will be industrial action from Monday 26 February to Friday 16 March. This means that train services on the Eastern, Southern and Western Line will be running at a reduced frequency.
Auckland Transport and Transdev have developed a temporary timetable to minimise disruption and provide consistent rail services on these lines during this period.
Customers can expect Southern, Western and Eastern line weekday peak train services at 20-minute intervals, with inter-peak and off-peak services running as normal.
Many trains on these services will run with six cars, which can hold 900 passengers, to help reduce impact.
Onehunga and Pukekohe train services will remain on their usual timetable.
Ferry and bus services will operate as normal, please expect these services to be busier than normal.