An outline of the school’s policy on “Managing Students with Chronic Health Conditions at Scoil Naomh Eltin” is now to be found in the "Notes" Section of the school's website.
As the school has a student with anaphylaxis (a severe and potentially life-threatening nut allergy) I have also included below an explanatory note relating to this condition.
Please do not send your child to school with nuts of any type, nutella, peanut butter or similar.
Thank you for your support in this serious matter.
Mise le meas
Susan O’ Hanrahan
What is anaphylaxis?
Any allergic reaction including anaphylaxis occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to a substance that it perceives as a threat. On rare occasions there may be no obvious trigger.
Common triggers of anaphylaxis include:
- Peanuts and tree nuts
- Sesame and other seeds
- Dairy products
- Wasp or bee stings
- Natural latex rubber
- Penicillin and other drugs
Allergies are increasingly common and it is likely that there will be students in your school with allergies and some may be at risk of anaphylaxis. 1 in 50 children are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts.