Bush Fire Arrangements
With the bushfire season already upon us it is important that all families are aware of our procedures should there be bushfires near us or should there be a catastrophic bushfire event forecast for our area.
Our school is on the Bushfire register. This means that should a catastrophic event be declared in our region, our school will close for the duration of the event and students are to stay at home (usually only one day). Unfortunately the event is not declared until after 4.30 in the afternoon of the day before. Although we will attempt to do so, this is problematic for schools to ensure notifying every family personally.
Therefore it is essential that families familiarise themselves with the Rural Fire Brigade web site and the DEC Website for updates. The web addresses are in the information attached to this email. Please read the attachments carefully.
We will continue to rehearse our “Shelter Procedure” so that everyone is safe in the event of bushfires. Our shelter procedure along with these attached documents will be uploaded on our website this week.
Students will be safe sheltering in the bottom floor of our school blocks until the fire/smoke emergency is over. On the advice of emergency services, we are advised that it is not safe to attempt to evacuate the whole school along Bobbin Head Road amidst smoke and cinders. Please note that students must turn off their mobile phones as per the request of emergency services. Otherwise the system will collapse and affect the ability of the emergency services to communicate.
I repeat that students and staff will be safe sheltering in the bottom floor of our school buildings.
Parents are not to attempt to drive down Bobbin Head Road to pick up students in an emergency but to act on the advice of the emergency services.
For Bush Fire arrangement letters please click links below
For any further enquiries or clarification please contact the school on 91443477Terri-Anne Kamasz