- Evacuate the classroom or workspace; children assemble on the courts near the school hall. Students walk sensibly and quietly.
- On the courts, students sit with their class and listen quietly as the teacher checks the roll (this will be brought from the office).
- In the event of an earthquake, children get under desks/tables and hold onto the legs of the tables. They remain under the tables until told to come out. If there is not enough room under tables or you are outside, children should get into the turtle position and protect their heads/necks.
- In the event of a large earthquake and possible tsunami, you will be asked to evacuate the school and move to higher ground. When we have accounted for the children in our class, we move quickly up the zigzag in Athens St, beside the school, and assemble at the top.
- For security reasons these procedures are not put on the website but have been practiced by the school community.
Useful information in the event of a Natural Disaster
Here are some useful links to help you and your children in the event of a natural disaster
- Wellington Region Emergency Management - Get prepared for an emergency brochure
- Civil Defence Website
- Nigel Latta's guide to Helping Children's Trauma Post Earthquake