In the event of a major and/or critical incident which impacts St Gerard Majella School, regularly updated information will be posted on the Catholic Education website: www.cns.catholic.edu.au.
In the event of an emergency we will communicate with parents via alerts as to the course of action we are taking to ensure safety of our students.
Should it be necessary to close the school in the event of an emergency, such as a cyclone, information will also be sent to local media.
The school community should listen to ABC Local Radio or other local radio stations after 2pm and between 6.30am and 7.30am for these advices.
ABC Local Radio Frequency: Cairns – 106.7 FM or 801 AM
Advice to Parents in Cyclone Season
When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’, and this year there is a 74% chance of more cyclones than average. St Gerard Majella Primary is currently undertaking steps to prepare for the upcoming cyclone season, including ensuring contacts are up to date and accurate, to assist in communications in the event of a severe weather event. We may be in contact to confirm details.
Whilst these events can always be distressing, as Queenslanders we always show a strong resilience and community spirit, and through this, we always get through. If our school is affected by a cyclone, storm surge or other event, we will keep you apprised of the school’s situation through sms, email or seesaw in line with state and local emergency advice.
We can’t control or prevent these events, but we can be prepared. We recommend that every family gets prepared with the Get Ready Queensland initiative, and create their own dangerous weather emergency plan.