Lock Down PRACTICE

Thursday 2 May, 2019
Safety is always of the greatest importance to us at Green Bay High School. Yesterday’s Lockdown drill was part of our emergency procedures, carried out under the guidance of Harrison Tew, an independent company who specialise in Emergency Management Plans for schools.

The purpose of a school ‘Lockdown’ is to protect and keep as safe as possible the children and adults within our campus from a potential emergency such as extreme weather conditions, community alert, or immediate threat.

These procedures allow us to respond safely and quickly to a range of circumstances. They are designed and implemented with input and assistance from local law enforcement officials, allowing students and staff the opportunity to practice what to do in case of an emergency situation.

During our practice, a notice was prominently displayed on our school website, posted on our official school Facebook page, and an alert was sent via our School App.

In the event of an actual Lockdown, our website, School App and official Facebook page will be the first point of communication to parents/caregivers and will be updated accordingly from Police and Emergency Planning Specialist communications to the school.

As part of Green Bay High School’s safety management procedures, Emergency drills (fire, civil defence, lockdown) take place at various times throughout the year to instill a habitual safety response.

Please take this opportunity to have valuable discussions with your children about safety and staying calm during any emergency situation that could arise while at school, home, or in the community.

Stay informed! Simply download the FREE School App on your phone:

Go to the App store on your phone. Search for SchoolAppsNz
Open SchoolAppsNZ and enter “Green Bay High School”, select to open.
Set up your Alert Subscriptions – choose which options you would like to be notified about, such as Careers, Sports Teams, Cultural, House, Performing Arts, Student Groups and Year Levels. You can change these at any time according to your needs.