We do hope that this term will turn out to be a healthy one, but the current national flu epidemic is taking its toll at Greenfield. In addition, we have had to send several children home due to sickness. We would be grateful if you would please be vigilant for any signs and symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting in your children. If your child is unlucky enough to be ill, please keep him/her at home for at least 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped, in order to reduce the risk of passing any virus to others. We shall be encouraging the children to wash their hands regularly with soap and water, to keep the risk of infection to a minimum.