Dear Galilee students/parents/carers,
My name is Liam, I am in Year 6B and I have a condition called Alopecia Areata.
Alopecia Areata is a medical condition resulting in hair loss in varying degrees to the scalp and body. It can present in many different ways, ranging from a few small, round bald patches on the scalp to complete baldness over the entire body – including eyebrows, eyelashes and even nose hair.
Alopecia Areata does no harm to the body and causes no pain or disability. It is believed to be an autoimmune condition, and is in no way related to cancer or cancer treatment. It is non-contagious, and can occur in both males and females of any age, although it often presents during childhood. Alopecia Areata is classed as a not uncommon disease, meaning that 1-2% of the population has experienced a form of Alopecia Areata. The course of Alopecia Areata is highly unpredictable; hair can spontaneously regrow even after years of extensive hair loss. It can (and often does) fall out again. I first experienced Alopecia in Year 3, all my hair fell out. In Year 4 my hair grew back, in Year 5 my hair fell out again.
Below is a link to a great YouTube video - Alopecia Areata – Why does my hair fall out?
It was produced by the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation to help kids aged 4-12 to understand and explain their alopecia. The video is funny, informative and less than 10 minutes in duration.
Student Wellbeing - Week 4 2018
Many of us, over recent times, have experienced some type of change in our lives - it may have been moving house, sickness in our families, changing in family circumstances, changing schools and even for our children changing classes and teachers.
These can be challenging times for us all.
I recently read an article written by Michael Grose, which I would like to share with you that may help you with your parenting, either now or in sometime later.
Once again, we have entered into an agreement with Cabrini Malvern’s Emergency Department to provide any student from Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School a discounted rate of $205 (8 am-8 pm weekdays) and $240 (8 pm-8 am weekdays and weekends).
The discount of 50% applies to the attendance fee only and would not include any further out of pocket expenses such as X-rays and blood tests.
If the student needs to be admitted, however, they will require private health cover.
The student or their carers can simply mention that they are from Galilee to be eligible for this discount. All participating schools will be listed at reception.
This agreement is in place until 31 December 2018.
If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Student Wellbeing /Student Services Leader