Emergency Management Plan – Extreme Heat
St Paul’s will not be closed on extreme heat days. If your Family Fire plan is to be off the mountain on extreme heat days, please notify the school of your child/ren’s absence before 9.00am on the day.
In the lead up to extreme heat days you are urged to check the Department of Education and Training website for updates. School closures will be posted to the Department’s website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/pages/closures.aspx
If there is a report that it will be a Code Red Day the school will be closed and you will be notified at least 24 hours prior. Once the decision to close has been made there will be no changing of that decision regardless of any weather changes. I realise that the potential closure of our school may result in you having to make alternative arrangements for your child, but the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. Given the weather conditions on these days, we urge that your child is not left at home unattended or in the care of older children.
For safety reasons, no staff will be on site if the school is closed. For up-to-date information on this year’s fire season, visit the CFA website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au or call the 24-hour Victorian Bushfires Information Line on 1800 240 667.