On Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Kia ora koutou
As part of keeping our school safe we need to be able to respond safely and quickly to
a range of emergency situations.
We work alongside an independent company, Harrison Tew® , who specialises in
emergency management planning for schools, whose procedures have been
successfully implemented in hundreds of schools throughout New Zealand.
As part of maintaining our emergency procedures in our school, specialised training is
being conducted with our senior leadership team and staff by Harrison Tew®.
The students will also receive information on how to respond in an emergency.
We will be conducting a lockdown exercise under the guidance and support of
Harrison Tew ® tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 August.
During the exercise you will receive a notification from the school, so it is important that
your emergency contact details are up to date and correct. The notification will
emphasise that this is an exercise/practice and will explain that all updated information
will be posted on our school website.
In a genuine incident, should you become aware of a lockdown or evacuation at the
school, can I please ask that you do not attend the school or phone, as we will not be
able to respond. Your presence or contact may make it more difficult for us or the
emergency services to manage a situation.
We thank you for your support.