Head lice are most common among primary school aged children. A head lice infestation is not the result of dirty hair, or poor hygiene, just close hair to hair contact. While head lice do not cause illness or disease, they can be irritating, and frustrating to both the children, and the adults who must do the treatment.
The Health Department WA has a fact sheet which details how to check for and treat for head lice.
Department of Health WA Headlice Fact Sheet
We continue to maintain Riva as a safe and healthy learning environment for students, staff and our community and have the following measures in place across the school to support community health.
How our students, staff and community can help