Lockdown Practice

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.

Kind regards

Tamara Jones


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