Taradale Primary School
School Closed Tuesday - Cyclone Gabrielle Update
Kia ora whānau,
We have been monitoring the situation all morning, following the updated weather forecasts, and communicating with the other primary schools in our Kāhui and local area. Given the potential for significant disruption and unsafe conditions as a result of conditions caused by Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle in the next 24-36 hours, we have made the decision to close the school for Tuesday, 14 February. Students are not to be on site. There will be no before and after school care available.
We are aware it is an unpredictable situation, but we are acting out of an abundance of caution and would rather make an over-cautious decision than have students, staff and parents in unsafe conditions. We also felt it important to give you as much notice as possible.
We are not asking teachers to be available online tomorrow due to the uncertainty of what services [power, internet] may be up and running.
Hawkes Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group are advising residents to get whānau and households ready. Prepare for the possibility of power cuts and road closures. Have a grab bag in case you need to evacuate and have supplies for at least three days.
Please continue to check emails and our Hero communications. A decision about Wednesday will be made Tuesday afternoon once we have a better indication of the developing situation.
Take care and stay safe.
Location: 10 Church Rd, Taradale, Napier 4112Phone: 06-8442626