Keeping you safe is very important to us. The College follows all legislative, regulatory guidelines and codes of practice to maintain a safe community, including the Catholic Education NT Safety Management System. This includes Crisis Management and Emergency Planning.
The College’s Cyclone Management Plan, which is reviewed annually, prioritises the safest outcomes for students and staff in our community, during a known cyclone threat to Darwin.
Cyclone Management Plan 2016 – 2017 Season
We follow all NT Emergency guidelines, as well as the Catholic Education Office guidelines. However, our plan separately recognises our day and residential students, and the actions will vary depending on the specific situation in real time.
Residential students – Our management and actions for residential students will be determined by the level of a cyclone threat and the time within the College Calendar.
Day students - Families need to ensure students are collected immediately if a cyclone warning has been officially declared during a school day. Make plans for prompt student collection from the College, or advise us of your instructions for students to travel as normal on the school or public bus systems.
Any day student in our care at the time of the college day’s closure will be handed to the College Deputy Emergency Controller, Director of Boarding, to be cared for with our boarders. If an evacuation takes place, the day students will be taken to the Cyclone Shelter deemed appropriate. A list of student names will be placed on the college administration building front doors – along with the location of the evacuation centre.
Items to check
Are your family contact and “consent to collect” authority details up to date?
Do you have a family plan for collecting children from school?