Ovens NS is an 'Egg-Free Zone'
school has now become an ‘Egg Free Zone.’ This means that eggs and
products containing raw eggs are not allowed in school. The Egg Free
Zone was introduced because a pupil in our school has a severe egg
allergy that is life threatening. Even minimum contact can cause an
extreme reaction. We would request that these products (e.g. mayonnaise,
coleslaw etc.) be omitted from your children’s lunch boxes. Thank you
in advance for your co-operation.
Due to a request from the
Parents’ Association, we wish to update you on the school’s ‘Egg
Free’ status. The above notice was posted on our blog on the 17th
September. Most of the information therein still stands. However, the
child with this egg allergy was recently tested by a paediatrician and
passed her challenge with cakes that had well-cooked egg in them. This
means that other children may bring plain home baked scones, queen
cakes, buns etc.. to school, if they wish, from now on.
However, raw eggs,
mayonnaise, coleslaw, hard boiled eggs, scrambled or fried eggs are too
dangerous to the health of the child in question to be brought in.
There was also a query on why we had to have an egg free zone for
the whole school (which includes staff) and the reason is that if the
child has contact with, for example mayonnaise on her skin, she may have
a severe reaction and could be fatal. As we aim to keep all the children
of Ovens N.S. as safe and healthy as possible while in our care, we feel
these precautions must be taken.
We were also told that there
is some confusion between this policy and our healthy Eating Policy.
Our Healthy Eating Policy can be found on our website under
“school Policies” if anyone needs clarification on it.
We hope this clears up any
confusion. The school and family in question
thanks everyone for their continued co-operation.