We all know head lice in schools are a real problem! The Vasse Primary School P&C Association commenced the Nit Week initiative in 2016, which has been a resounding success by dramatically reducing the incidence of head lice within our school. Nit Week is Week 5 of every school term.

The purpose of Nit Week is to tackle nits as a whole school group and if we ALL check, and where necessary, treat our children at the same time we will help minimize the spread of nits throughout the school.

It’s simple really:Nit Week 1

• Check ALL your children – even if you don’t think they have nits.
• Treat your child if nits are found.
• Comb out all the nits and eggs.
• Repeat this process in 7 days if nits are found.


Every child is sent home with a NIT NOTE at the beginning of week 5. Parents/Guardians are expected to check their child’s hair for Nits and treat during the week. The Parent/Guardian must sign the note and your student to return to the P&C rep during lunch time in the undercover area, to swap for a FREE icy pole on the designated day (usually the Tuesday of Week 6). Notes will only be accepted on this date.