ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NEWS

Severe Allergies (ANAPHYLAXIS)

We have several students at Park Ridge who have a SEVERE allergic reaction (Anaphylactic shock) to the following foods:

THESE ARE THE FOODS WE WOULD LIKE TO AVOID IN OUR SCHOOL

Dairy – yoghurt and milk (Cheese is okay for your child to bring to school)

Eggs – whole eggs  (Eggs cooked in cakes, brownies etc. is okay for your child to bring to school)

All Nuts

Kiwi Fruit

Shellfish

Prawn

Seafood

Sesame seeds (In particular, sesame seeds on bread rolls)

Pistachio

Anaphylaxis is an extremely serious condition and we must treat it with great care and concern. We do realise that labels on processed products can be very difficult to read and interpret, but we do ask you to be cautious in food preparation as this condition is very serious if children come into contact with these foods in any way.

Please also ensure that any other family members who might be assisting with preparing your children’s lunch boxes for school are also aware of the foods that we would like to avoid bringing to school.

Our school canteen is currently reviewing the foods they sell and make themselves, to also help keep these students safe.

We want all children at Park Ridge to be safe at school and it is the responsibility of the school and its community to make sure that happens. Even though these children may not be in your child’s grade it is possible for playground equipment to be contaminated by residue on fingers, etc. so we ask all families to help to ensure our school is a safe place for all community members.