Dear Parent/Carer

We have been made aware of recent incidents in primary schools where injury has occurred as a consequence of chin straps on hats being caught in play equipment.

Broad brimmed hats with adjustable chin cords are not sold in our uniform shop however students may have these hats at home.  To this end, we request that:

•  you inspect hats at home and immediately remove any cords (DECD has mandated that hats with cords may no longer be worn at school)

•  if you have concerns about the safety of a hat please speak with our office staff

The safety of students at Birdwood High School is of utmost importance and our staff will continue to monitor and assess potential risks.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this matter please contact the school on 85685100 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Heather Makris


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