Severe weather event: Cyclone Gabrielle update
In this severe and widespread event, boards, principals, early learning services, and tertiary education providers are in the best position to decide when it is safe for on-site teaching and learning.
Bulletins | Ngā Pānui
The Bulletins website has the updates that have been sent to schools and early learning services with all the information we currently know.
Storm damage reporting information for schools and kura
Schools should contact their Emergency Response Coordinators in the first instance to report any damage. The Emergency Response Coordinator will arrange to come on site and assess the damage as soon as they can.
Schools may also self-assess the damage if it’s not significant. Every school has a Ministry-appointed Property Advisor. Schools are asked to contact their Property Advisor if they have damage. Property staff will also contact any school they haven’t heard from. Property staff will visit affected schools, prioritising those with the most damage.
There is a checklist for schools to use to help them check their property after a major incident.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) updates
You can find the latest on what support is available by visiting the Civil Defence website(external link)
Be prepared for further weather events. Stay up to date with the latest forecast by heading to the MetService website(external link)
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