Check the Weather
If a decision is made to cancel the program Bournda EEC will post a notification on our Twitter account (@Bournda) and our Facebook page.
You can keep up to date on the weather using the Bureau of Meteorology’s website.
EMERGENCY PLANNING AND ARRANGEMENTS
DURING THE UPCOMING BUSHFIRE SEASON
Bournda EEC is in a bushfire prone area and is identified as Category 1 on the NSW Department of Education’s bushfire risk register.
Any user of our facilities, should be aware of and implement appropriate emergency preparation and response planning in accordance with the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
During the school term, when the NSW Rural Fire Service declares a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating for Far South Coast, the NSW Department of Education’s policy requires the school to temporarily cease operations for the following day. This means the school will be non-operational on these days. The school will inform the school community after 4 pm if there is a change to the operational status of the school for the following day.
In addition, schools may be made non-operational due to changing higher risk conditions and advice from Emergency Services and the State Emergency Operations Centre.
It is important that you undertake appropriate planning and monitor bushfire conditions during the bushfire season and be ready to act when required. If there is bushfire activity in the vicinity of Bournda EEC while you are there, you should contact the school during school hours or if after hours, ring Triple Zero (000) and seek advice.
The NSW Rural Fire Service website provides a range of useful information at: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
Further information can also be found at the NSW Department of Education’s School Safety website: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety