Community Health Information


Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It can be detected by a simple examination of the back.

The normal spine has three curves – one in the neck, on in the upper back and one in the lower back. These curves can be seen from the side, but when you look from behind the spine should appear straight. If the spine has a sideways curve, this is scoliosis.

An information leaflet about Scoliosis will be distributed to all Year 6 students. Please read through the information provided and check your child for scoliosis as described in the leaflet.

If you have any concerns, please contact your General Practitioner or Community Health Nurse, on 9258 8053.

Colour Blindness

Colour blindness means that a person cannot distinguish some colours or see the colours differently to other people. Very few people who are colour blind are ‘blind’ to all colours. Commonly, the colours seen differently are greens, yellows, oranges and reds.

An information leaflet on colour blindness will be distributed to all Pre-primary students this term. Please take the time to read the pamphlet.

For more information and see the Colour Blind Awareness and Support Group visit

If you have any concerns, colour vision testing can be performed by some General Practitioners, Eye Specialists or Optometrists. You can also contact your local Community Health Nurse, on 9258 8053.

Find out more information via the links below.

School Health


Colour Blindness