Dear Parents / Caregivers,

 

Elm Park School has been working with an independent company, Harrison Tew®, who specialise in Emergency Management Plans for schools and educational facilities.  The procedures implemented allow us to respond safely and quickly to a range of circumstances.

 

Our entire school including our students, have all participated in training sessions and the response and interaction was very positive.

Today on the 28th of June, we conducted a school-wide lockdown exercise under the guidance of Harrison Tew®.  We are pleased to inform you that our students responded safely, maturely and with a nature of controlled urgency.

 

The lockdown is now a part of our emergency procedures.  We will be implementing emergency protocol exercises each term to ensure all staff and students remain familiar with our processes. Should you hear of a lock down 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.

 

Any information pertaining to an emergency occurring at the school will be updated on our website and Facebook page as regularly as possible.

 

We thank you for your support.

Trish Plowright

Principal

46 Gossamer Drive, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010 * Tel 09 5770070 * email secretary@elmpark.school.nz