Water fluoridation and dental care

It’s important to ensure that tamariki are taking care of their teeth. The easiest way to do this is to brush teeth twice a day and ensure that tamariki are using a fluoride toothpaste.

The following snippets outline simple tips to care for teeth, along with guidance on identifying brands of toothpaste that contain fluoride.

Winter illness

As we enter influenza (flu) season it’s time to get prepared as flu can spread quickly in schools and colleges. Following very low flu levels due to COVID-19 and all the public health measures in place, natural immunity is lower, so it’s really important to get a flu vaccination this year. Immunisation is recommended and FREE for tamariki aged 3-12 years and those 4 years or under who have had a stay in hospital for asthma or other breathing problems.

Click below for snippets which can help to protect the health of students and your school communities.



Remember to check out the 'general health' snippets page for other topics too.

Last updated 19 January 2023.