Lock-down (Short Siren)

What do you do if the lockdown siren (short siren) rings at lunchtime?

We may have a dangerous situation occur before school, at recess, lunchtime or afterschool we have to put the school into what we call “Lockdown”. In a lockdown situation everyone should move inside and out of sight.

  1. Yard Duty teachers will DIRECT students to move indoors in a safe manner.
  2. Students should move calmly to the Stadium, Canteen or classrooms in the Year 7 Learning Centre whichever is closer OR other locations as instructed by a staff member. Move into the building and into a room where a staff member is present.
  3. Staff will move to unlock classrooms so students can enter.
  4. Students should group closely together and sit on the floor out of sight of doors and windows. Stay calm and quiet.
  5. Staff will CLOSE and LOCK all doors, windows, blinds, curtains etc. DO NOT under any circumstances peer out or stand in front of windows.
  6. DO NOT determine if the emergency situation is over. There should be no movement until an announcement is made that it is safe to do so.
  7. When an announcement is made that the emergency situation is over, classes should return to normal routine, or follow further directions from the administration or emergency services.

Evacuation (Long Siren)

A situation may occur when it is unsafe for students, staff and visitors to remain inside the school building and the long siren will ring to evacuate.

  1. Listen to announcements over the PA and follow your teacher’s instructions
  2. Close classroom windows, doors (but do not lock).
  3. Exit rooms in an orderly manner, leaving all books etc behind
  4. Follow the evacuation map to the evacuation assembly point
  5. Your classroom teacher will guide you to the evacuation point
  6. Walk briskly in a calm and orderly manner
  7. Line up in alphabetical order in your Learning Groups (or VET class if a Wednesday VET day) facing the sign for your LG.
  8. Await further instructions
  9. When an announcement is made that the emergency situation is over, classes should return to normal routine, or follow further directions from the administration or emergency services.

Two key messages

  • Stay calm.
  • Follow teacher directions.