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Emergency Plan

Emergency Procedures:

The school has a text messaging system that is used to contact families in emergency or

school closure situations.

The school’s notification procedures are:

1. A text message system – in the event of an emergency or school closure, we will

send a text to advise of the situation at school & updates on opening dates / times

2. A message will be placed on the main school phone advising parents of the

situation at school

3. Where possible, school closure messages will be placed on the Newstalk ZB, and

/ or the Breeze radio stations.

4. The emergency telephone tree will be actioned, if no.s 1 – 3 above can’t be


5. Check with neighbours, friends if you think there is potential for the school to be

closed but you haven’t been contacted – emergency communication can be tricky

e.g. weather, earthquake

For these procedures to operate effectively, it is vital that we have the correct cell phone

numbers for all families please.

In addition, during an emergency closure, the school bus driver will NOT drop off

pupils at the bus stop / home gate unless their parent or caregiver is waiting there to

collect them. They will bring the child back to school to be supervised here until

their parent can collect them. If the school bus is unable to operate, then children

will remain here at school until parents can collect their child.

Children will only be permitted to be picked up by other parents if that parent is

listed as a caregiver on our records. If you would like another parent to collect your

child during an emergency closure then you, the parent, need to inform us of this


Checking Your Caregiver Details on the Parent Portal:

If you need to check who you have nominated as your child’s caregivers then go to the

school website homepage and scroll down to the Parent Portal – click on this then click

on “My Child” then enter your log in details.