Adverse Weather Procedures
We are approaching the time of year when we can get isolated snow and ice problems throughout the .
In the event of adverse weather conditions overnight, the bus and school organisation the following morning is as follows. There are three possible changes to a normal day:
- School is closed
- School is open as normal, however, some bus runs may be cancelled or running late
- School has a delayed start (10am) with a compacted timetable for the reminder of the day. Buses may or may not be running.
Our two local radio stations ( Classic Hits 90.4, More FM 99.4) will broadcast any changes to the structure of the school day / start times ad bus timetable changes around 7am. The messages will be repeated over the next hour or more with any updates that may come to hand. If there is not news it means that school is open as normal.
Teachers will be advised and our school website, teacher messages sent and updated as soon as possible.
Please listen carefully to any Arrowtown bus reference so that there is no confusion with Arrowtown Primary School. If any bus runs are unable to proceed parents are requested to listen to their local radio station for guidance from the Civil Defence/ Queenstown Police etc with regard to road usage.
All road users are advised to keep off the roads until Works Infrastructure have completed road clearance.
Should a severe weather event occur during the school day
Students will be kept in class until the end of the day and a decision regarding transport arrangements will be made at that time.
We do not want parents to come to collect their children unless notified to do so.
There are three possible options:
- Buses can run as normal because of road clearance
- In the event that school buses can not run after school students may be kept at school, overnight if necessary. The school will inform the QLDC who will coordinate transportation and the food and sheltering of students overnight here at school.
- If school bus routines are altered, parents will be notified by local radio stations, the school website and teacher message.
Weather website www.metservice.co.nz follow links through the Mountain/ Southern Lakes.
The Civil Defence point is St Margaret’s Church on McBride Street, Frankton. This is the place we will go to if we have to evacuate the building in the event of an earthquake or other disaster.
Get Ready Get Through – http://www.qldc.govt.nz/services/emergency-management/