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Emergencies

At Parklands, we value the safety of everyone on our site. To this end, we expect all students, guests and contractors to comply with our emergency procedures and follow the instruction of our staff/wardens.


Wardens will be wearing red caps
Chief and Deputy Wardens will be wearing white caps

Phone Line Problems

If our phone lines are down, contact may be made to the Head of Secondary via mobile phone on 0439167011 or the Head of Primary on 0400221365.

Emergency Phone Procedures

In the case of an emergency where the College is in lock-down or evacuating, the College will be uncontactable, and in some cases access to the site may be restricted. In the event of an emergency, parents will be contacted where possible and as needed.

Evacuation Procedure

Students and guests must obey the directions given by class teachers (who are also wardens), who will instruct students to do the following:

In Class Evacuation Alarms
Signal – Siren: Whoop whoop (broardcast via internal and external speakers and phones or flashing lights)

  • Under teacher direction:
  • stop work immediately
  • close all windows
  • lock doors behind you
  • stay as a group – DO NOT go to bag racks to collect any possessions
  • move directly to the muster area and wait there until the roll is marked and further instruction is given
  • Fire Drill– The purpose of a fire drill procedure is to put into action an orderly plan in case of an emergency – such as a fire or an explosion – so that everyone in the school should know how to evacuate from buildings as quickly as possible, without panic or injury. During the Fire Drill or in the event of a real fire, the WHOLE College must be evacuated. This includes ALL the children, visitors and parents who may be in the school at that time.
  • Break Time Evacuation Alarms – All students and staff will proceed to the muster area by the safest way possible, and assemble in the special area allotted to their class.
  • Practice Evacuation Alarms – Some warning may be given that a practice is to be held, but exact times may not be announced. Practices should occur during any time of the school day and will typically be practiced each semester.

Immunisation

Parklands Christian College supports the recommendation of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, that all children should be immunised, unless there is a clear medical reason as to why this should not occur.

Accidents

  • In the case of an accident and it is deemed necessary to call an ambulance, the parents will be notified.
  • Not all accidents will be home communicated
  • When an accident is deemed serious, but not worthy of referal to a medical practitioner, an incident form will be filled out and kept on file.

Lockdown

Signal: Classical Music (broardcast via internal and external speakers and phones or flashing lights)

  • Under teacher direction:
  • stop work immediately
  • close all windows and close and lock all doors
  • stay as a group
  • move into the midle of the classroom and take shelter where possible
  • remain silent and hidden until the “all clear” is given (ALL CLEAR x3)
  • Lock Down Drill – The purpose of a lockdown drill is to put into action an orderly plan in case of an emergency – such as a having an intruder on site – so that everyone in the school should know how to respond to a serious threat of violence, without panic or injury. During the Lockdown Drill or in the event of a real lockdown, the WHOLE College must be locked down. This includes ALL the children, guests and contractors who may be in the school at that time.
  • Break Time Lockdown Alarms – All students and staff will proceed to their Form/Pastoral Care rooms by the safest way possible. Alternate assembly locations may be given as needed.
  • Practice Lockdown Alarms – Some warning may be given that a practice is to be held, but exact times may not be announced. Practices should occur during any time of the school day and will typically be practiced each semester.

First Aid

If a student is ill during a school day they should report to their teacher who may send them to the First Aid Officer (Student Services). In most cases, a child will be sent home if they are feeling sick or become distressed, or sustain an injury that causes them distress.

  • Medication should not be carried by students during the school day. All prescribed medication must be given to the First Aid Officer (Student Services) on arrival in the morning and should be administered by the First Aid Officer only.
  • Paracetamol is not provided at any time by the College.
  • Ventolin and EpiPen are to be carried if required by the student.
  • If a student has a known medical condition eg anaphylactic or allergic, the College must be notified and an emergency plan generated.

Illness

When students are ill, we believe the best place for them is at home. Please do not send sick children to school. If a student becomes ill or injured at College, efforts will be made to contact parents who will be asked to collect their child from College. In the ordinary course of events, the College will not assume responsibility to take children to a medical practitioner. However in cases of emergency, every effort will be made to contact the parents and put the child into the care of a professional.