Sherwood Ridge Public School

From Each Their Best

Telephone02 8824 3333

Emailsherwood-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Welcome to our school

Sherwood Ridge is a dynamic and innovative Kindergarten to Year 6 school located in north west Sydney. We have a deep commitment to providing quality educational experiences that ensure the learning outcomes of all children are catered for.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Keep coughing kids home and see your GP.
Whooping cough (also called pertussis) began increasing across NSW towards the end of 2018, especially in children between the ages of 5 and 14 years. NSW Health anticipates that this increase will continue into 2019.


School-aged children who are infected with whooping cough usually experience a troubling cough that can persist for months, but they rarely get severe illness. However they can spread the infection to younger siblings and other more vulnerable people, who are at higher risk of severe disease. Whooping cough can be a life threatening infection in babies.


What can you do to prevent whooping cough?

  1. Make sure vaccinations are up to date for all family members
  2. Be alert for symptoms of whooping cough
  3. Keep coughing kids home, to prevent them spreading the infection to others, and see your GP to get them tested for whooping cough


For more information on Whooping Cough and vaccination visit the NSW Health Website   https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/whoopingcough/Pages/default.aspx​ 


You can also find out about other important infectious disease alerts by visiting the alerts page  https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/default.aspx