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Important Notices

Parents and Carers

You may see some media coverage regarding recent incidents where children were approached by a man they did not know. This occurred in the suburbs of Isaacs and Monash. You can access the ACT Policing media release on their website:  https://policenews.act.gov.au/news/media-releases/call-witnesses-following-two-child-approaches-0 .

This is a good reminder to help our children understand the importance of stranger safety and the need to report any unusual incidents or approaches to staff immediately.

As the school holidays will begin soon, we encourage you to have conversations with your children about moving safely in and around the community and what to do if they ever feel unsafe. Doing so will help children understand the importance of stranger safety in and out of school hours, and also the importance of reporting any unusual incidents or approaches to parents/carers or school staff immediately.

Police encourage parents, guardians and teachers to make sure children understand how to keep themselves safe, particularly when walking to and from school, and to teach children about stranger safety. Information on ways to help children to stay safe is available on the http://www.constablekenny.org.au/. In addition, the Safety4Kids is a non-government website that has useful information and links.

If you become aware of an incident, or notice anyone acting suspiciously around a school or child, contact police immediately on 131 444 or in the case of an emergency call 000. The quicker police can respond and attend to an incident of this nature, the quicker they can target the area and surrounds.

Thank you

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Free vaccine for Year 10 students to protect against meningococcal disease

The ACT government is funding a free meningococcal vaccine to Year 10 students. To date, this has been available through general
practitioners. The free vaccine will be available through the Schools
Health Team when they visit the school On Monday 29 April 2019, First day back Term 2.

Meningococcal disease is a rare but severe infection that occurs when meningococcal
bacteria invade the body from the throat or nose and enter the bloodstream. The disease
can progress very quickly and can lead to death or permanent disability.

Meningococcal disease is caused by multiple strains of meningococcal bacteria. This free
vaccine protects against meningococcal A, C, W and Y strains.

Young adults and older teenagers are at increased risk of meningococcal disease. They are
more likely to carry the bacteria in their nose and throat, and more likely to spread the
bacteria to others.

To learn more about meningococcal disease, the meningococcal ACWY vaccine and how
you can prepare for vaccination, visit:

www.health.act.gov.au/services-and-programs/immunisation/adolescents

Frequently Asked Questions for Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine

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