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Free Vaccine for Year 11 & 12 students to protect against meningococcal disease

The ACT government is funding a free meningococcal vaccine to young people aged
between 16 and 19 year olds in 2018 only. To date, this has been available through general
practitioners. In semester two of 2018, the free vaccine will be available through the Schools
Health Team when they visit the school.
Meningococcal disease is a rare but severe infection that occurs when meningococcal
bacteria invade the body from the throat or nose and enter the bloodstream. The disease
can progress very quickly and can lead to death or permanent disability.
Meningococcal disease is caused by multiple strains of meningococcal bacteria. This free
vaccine protects against meningococcal A, C, W and Y strains.
Young adults and older teenagers are at increased risk of meningococcal disease. They are
more likely to carry the bacteria in their nose and throat, and more likely to spread the
bacteria to others.
To learn more about meningococcal disease, the meningococcal ACWY vaccine and how
you can prepare for vaccination, visit:

http://www.health.act.gov.au/our-services/immunisation/adolescents

Letter to Parents and Carers

posted on 15 Aug 2018

 

Moderation Day Thursday 9 August

Students in Years 11 and 12 and the Connect10 program do not attend school on 9 August as teachers are attending Moderation Day at various venues.

SIEC students attend as usual.

posted on 06 Aug 2018

 

Welcome back for term 3!

Term ends Friday 28 September.

posted on 26 Jul 2018

 

Semester 1 Test Timetable

Students and their families were emailed a copy of the end of semester 1 timetable on 12 June. Click the link below to access the timetable:

End of Semester 1 Test Timetable

posted on 18 Jun 2018

 

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