Medical : Information about Influenza( Flu)

Dear Parents,

We are writing to inform you that we are currently having a number of cases of Influenza (flu). In order to assist with the prevention of the bug spreading, please read the below information carefully, and keep an eye on your child for any of the signs and symptoms of infection.

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection. Children may not show any symptoms when they are first infected, but then in the subsequent 1-4 days they may quickly experience:

  • Fever and chills;
  •             Headache and muscle aches;
  •             Feeling tired and weak;
  • Cough (a dry cough may linger for up to 10 days);
  •             Sneezing, stuffy or runny nose;
  •             Sore throat;
  •             A tummy ache, nausea and vomiting (not always, but sometimes).

It’s a bit like a very bad cold, but a cold doesn’t give you aches and pains. These viruses are highly contagious and spread very easily from one person to another. If you or your child have such symptoms, consult your doctor, should stay at home while you’re sick, cover your face when you sneeze or cough, and regularly wash your hands. If you are around someone with influenza, you can help to avoid getting sick by regularly wiping surfaces they touch (use a cleaning cloth with detergent) and washing your hands. Those infected should ensure that they keep on taking enough fluids.

As a preventative measure, it may also help to get a yearly vaccination against influenza.

We hope that you find this information useful.

 

Kind Regards,

Dr. Umber Shafique

VHPS Bear

Dear Parents,

At Victory Heights Primary School, our FS1 children are about to finish their first full week of school. This is a precious moment in their journey through their school life, and so we wanted to give the children a keepsake to commemorate the occasion. For this reason, they will be bringing home a VHPS bear on a key ring.

Furthermore, additional bears will also be available to purchase in the entrance areas of FS1 and FS2. They are perfect as a gift for other children, friends, or family members, and are priced as shown below:
13cm bear (with key ring attachment) AED 39.00
28cm bear AED 59.00

There is also an option to order bears that are personalised with your child’s name on the back (28cm bears only) for AED 69.00. For the personalised bears, order forms will be available – any bears ordered on the day can be delivered to the school within one week.

Fay Lawson Customized Soft Toys, is a local Dubai based company producing “Custom Cuddles” as they like to call them. They have over 20 years of experience in this region, producing exclusive ranges for schools, airports and resorts.
All their products are fully safety tested and conform to European and Gulf Safety Standards.

Kids’ Theatre Works External ECA

Dear Parents,

Kids’ Theatre Works! have joined VHPS for a second year to offer ECA’s to our students. KTW are working alongside us to offer ECA’s for FS1/2 Students on Sunday and YR1/2 Students on Tuesdays.

To register your child for one of their VHPS Drama ECA’s visit www.kidstheatreworks.com, phone 050 158 5653 or email hello@kidstheatreworks.com to find out more.

Regards,

The VHPS & Kids Theatre Works team