The Government is committed to ensuring all schools and children’s services (including kindergartens and child care centres) are as ready as possible for dealing with emergencies including natural disasters. The safety of children and staff is paramount.
Every school (government and non-government) and children’s service has an emergency management plan that outlines responsibilities, procedures and actions in the event of an emergency.
Parents should be familiar with the details of the emergency plan for their child’s school, kindergarten or child care centre, and raise any queries or concerns directly with the school or children’s service. Parents are also advised to ensure that their contact details, including mobile phone number, are up-to-date.
Schools have also have access to curriculum resources to assist in preparing students for the threat of emergencies.