Pre-emptive (planned) school closure during the bushfire season

North Lake Senior Campus – (Kardinya Site) has been placed on the Department of Education bushfire zone register as it is located in a designated bushfire risk area.

If a ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger rating has been declared for the City of Melville or City of Cockburn], the school may be required to invoke a pre-emptive (planned) closure. A ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger rating poses a significant threat to the school as if a fire starts, it is likely to be uncontrollable, unpredictable and fast moving.

Parents will receive a text message to inform them of a possible pre-emptive closure of the school.

The final decision to pre-emptively close the school will be confirmed with the principal no later than 4.30pm on the day before the pre-emptive closure. If the forecast changes after the 4.30pm deadline, the school remains closed to limit confusion within the school community.

Parents will receive a text message to either confirm or reverse a Pre-emptive closure of the school.

Typically, schools will only be required to close for a day at a time. However, this will depend on changing weather conditions. Parents will receive a text message to advise if the school will reopen the day after the pre-emptive closure, or whether it will remain closed.

Parents are encouraged to monitor official bushfire information sources for current information about fire danger ratings:

1)    Emergency WA website Emergency WA

1)    Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Information line – 13 33 37

Twitter – @defes_wa

2)    Local radio

•   ABC Emergency WA

•   ABC local radio

•   6PR

Please contact the school on 9314 0444 with any concerns relating to pre-emptive closures during the bushfire season.

Now would also be an ideal time to contact the campus and confirm mobile numbers for these notifications, in case your contact details have recently changed.