Periods are a fact of life for half the population. Period.
At CSKI, we are proud to be a part of Ikura|Manaakitia te whare tangata, the Ministry of Education’s period products in schools initiative.
Periods are a normal part of life for half our population and no one should miss school because of their period. Young people can’t always access the products they need to feel comfortable at school and sometimes they may simply get caught unprepared. Whatever the reason, free period products for young people who need them means that they don’t have to miss school because of their period. As parents and whānau, your young person’s education and wellbeing is important to you. Providing period products is part of supporting their wellbeing. Students can better focus on their learning and know they can get what they need, when they need it, to manage their cycle.
What products are available? Pads, liners and tampons are being provided in specially designed dispensers located in the girls’ toilets at school. These products are easy for students to use and meet a range of different age, developmental, and cultural needs. Our school can order enough products for young people to use for their whole cycle. There will also be brown paper bags available for students to take the products home with them if required.
Using these products is not compulsory. Young people are free to make their own choices about what they use and can continue to bring products from home if they prefer. If parents or caregivers have any questions or concerns about period products being available to any young person in your family or whānau, please get in touch us at school.