Dear Galilee students/parents/carers,
My name is Liam, I am in Year 5F 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, 2 months ago, my hair started falling out again.
Below is 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.
Liam S and Carla (Mum)
JEANS FOR GENES DAY
A ‘BIG’ thank you to the school community for raising $451 for Jeans for Genes Day on Friday August 4th!
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Never give up
Do your best
Thank you to everyone for supporting this incursion. Soupy was certainly entertaining and was able to effectively impart the message Never give up Encourage others Do your best! The students certainly understood his message and were able to talk about it and include their experiences when discussing it in class. The yo-yos were a great hit and we have seen many students grasp some difficult tricks. We sold most of the 252 yo-yos, so will definitely be able to pass the program onto a less fortunate school for free.
A special thank you to our Student Wellbeing Leaders - Gwyn & Tadhg for helping me sell the yo-yos with such dedication & enthusiasm.
Thanks also to the yo-yo whisperer Brighid for fixing the ailing yo-yos & also helping sell them.
Please continue to promote the NED message and use the parent resources available.
The students need to be congratulated for how well they have played with their yo-yos, enabling them to bring to school for this week.
Student Wellbeing /Student Services Leader