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First Friday food fiesta of the year!


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Seriously? Biscuit or ice block to go with it? $4 seems steep for 3 sushi and a fruit. Really hoped there would be more on offer this year.

Heather Harrison

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4 days ago

Selwyn Ridge Primary School

Lots of fun in the sun and some great learning for rooms 10 and 22 at the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club today. ... See MoreSee Less

We have our first celebration assembly this morning. 8:40 in the hall. Join us if you can ๐Ÿ˜Š ... See MoreSee Less

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It seems this exceptionally warm weather has not been enough to kill off all the bugs! There are some nasty viruses around to start the school year and today we were notified of a case of strep throat.

It might be timely to remind you of the following information from the last outbreak of strep throat in our region:

The majority of sore throats are caused by viruses, most commonly a cold or flu virus. A viral sore throat will usually get better by itself, and has a low likelihood of complications.

A sore throat caused by bacteria, however, has a higher chance of complication and requires more attention. A sore throat in children that is accompanied by headache, high fever, stomach-ache, vomiting or severe tiredness, with or without a red rash, indicates the need for a visit to a family GP.

Although many types of bacteria can cause throat infections, Streptococcus, or strep, is the most common cause of bacterial sore throat.

Strep throat is contagious. It is spread by close contact with an infected person, often by inhaling airborne droplets from an infected person's coughs and sneezes. It can also be spread through shared food or drinks.

Close-quarter living conditions, such as a family home, and school and university hostels, provide an ideal environment for the transmission of strep throat from one person to another.

Children between the ages of 5 and 15 years have the highest incidence of strep throat.

The Bay of Plenty Pharmacy Group is pleased to announce that 34 Pharmacies across the BOP DHB area are now providing Rapid Response Sore throat swabbing and treatment services for the management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis. This service is part of the BOPDHBโ€™s plan to reduce the incidence of Rheumatic Fever by two thirds in our area by increasing access to free, rapid, effective sore throat management through a combination of rapid response, general practice and school-based services. Community Pharmacies across the region from Waihi Beach, Kati Kati, Omokoroa, Tauranga, Te Puke, Kawerau, Edgecumbe and Opotiki including several extended hours pharmacies will greatly improve access to these services.
Pharmacies will provide eligible patients with fully subsidised ( free to the patient ) , no appointment necessary throat swabbing and antibiotic treatment in accordance with the National Heart Foundation Guidelines for sore throat management (2014) under a Standing order. Pharmacies will identify patients or accept referral of children and young people aged 4 to 19 years that are symptomatic with a sore throat and eligible household contacts aged 3 to 35 years. (as per the National Heart Foundation of NZ guidelines)
Pharmacies will work closely with other health professionals involved in these patients care and provide patients and their whanau with education about the importance of early treatment of sore throats and the link with prevention of Rheumatic fever.
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Emma Frost have a read of this and take care ๐Ÿ˜˜

Thanks for letting us know. Just a thought.. instead of tissues maybe we could be getting half the parents buying hand sanitizer at the start of the year. I looked for a bulk hand sanitizer for class this year but couldn't find anything.

Thanks for the heads up. Waughs Pharmacy in the village shops, are brilliant with their swabbing etc. Just in case anyone needs a recommendation!

Steele Sellars

Maungatapu Pharmacy also provides the throat swabbing service ๐Ÿ™‚

Omg my Grandson IZIAH seems to be at the beginning of that.

Mike Jensen

Alana Hancett

Ruth Haupt FYI

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7 days ago

Selwyn Ridge Primary School

Any keen chess โ™Ÿ players in our whanau who might be keen to help us with chess club one lunchtime a week? Please let us know if you might be interested... ... See MoreSee Less

Room 8 children have been creating some great art. Tino pai ! ... See MoreSee Less

Room 8 children have been creating some great art. Tino pai !

This morning Mrs Meredith shared about the positive impact music can have on the brain and learning. We also thought about being part of a TEAM and then had a school team singing challenge. What a great way to start the week! ... See MoreSee Less


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Tristan... can you see Charlie? <3

Wow didnt they do well with those parts! Awesome guys. X

Rebekah Omg! Mrs Meredith is still at Selwyn Ridge, she was awesome

Mrs Meredith ay?! Still pulling out all the fancy tricks! Sounded very cool!

That was beautiful. X

Elaine Campbell front row of assembly ๐Ÿ™‚

Brian Macmillan

Khala Managh front row

Rose Shanks can you spot them both ๐Ÿ™‚

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1 week ago

Selwyn Ridge Primary School

Rooms 3 and 12 are off for their first trips of the year. Heading to the art gallery and the library. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Selwyn Ridge Primary School

And plenty of lunchtime fun too! ... See MoreSee Less


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Whereโ€™s the water?? Sprinklers or something?

Thereโ€™s a sprinkler ban

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