Chicken Pox

We have had a small number of confirmed cases of chicken pox in Year 7 of the Middle School.
Here are some key points to remember:

  • Chickenpox is a common childhood illness caused by a virus.
  • It is most common in children aged 2 – 10yrs.
  • It is very easy to catch.
  • Most cases of chickenpox are mild and children get better completely.
  • Chickenpox can often start with a fever, a headache, a runny nose, a cough, loss of appetite and feeling tired.
  • Children with chickenpox need to stay away from school while they are infectious.
  • They may return once scabs form on all the spots. This can take around 5-7 days.

Any questions should be directed to Bel Lee – School Nurse on

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