Principal addressing school assembly

Emergency Information

Emergency Management Information for Parents/Caregivers

Key risks for our school

We plan for events such as fires, earthquakes and pandemics, extreme weather, and any other situation where the school is unsafe.

Incident Management Team

Fraser Hill

Natasha Hitchman
Associate Principal
03 5446099 ext. 823

Fiona Crump
Associate Deputy Principal
03 5446099 ext. 824

Main Office
03 5446099 ext. 810

Emergency Information

At Waimea College we take the safety of our students and staff seriously. Our responsibility includes identifying and reducing potential risks, preparing for, and responding to emergencies, and managing the recovery from crisis situations that affect our students, staff, and the school environment.

It is essential for the school to plan for emergency events so that you will know where your teenager will be and how we will be looking after them. For your convenience, emergency information is available on the school website (on the home page there will be an emergency message/update) or in hard copy at Reception.

Your co-operation is necessary to ensure that we can manage situations that involve the safety of the more than 1800 people who make up our school community on any given day. We need your help in ensuring that we have up-to-date information on any issues that may affect your teenagers’ wellbeing. We also need your up-to-date contact details to contact you at any time, including how to get hold of you in the case of an emergency or school closure. Up-to-date contact details for you include street and email addresses and your phone numbers (mobile, home and work). If we cannot contact you, it is important we have the contact information for those who have your authority to make decisions relating to your teenager in an emergency.

We trust you appreciate that it is better that we prepare for these eventualities before they occur rather than as they are happening. You can now update your details via the Parent Portal or SchoolBridge App (instructions have been emailed on how to login) or please contact the Main Office to update your details –  Phone 544 6099 or email

Please refer to School Docs for all our policies and procedures
Login and search for Emergency
Username: waimea
Password: waimeha

Communication in an emergency

SchoolBridge App is our primary method of commmunication, followed up by email, Facebook and the school website. Please get yourself connected. SchoolBridge can be downloaded from either the Apple store or Google Play stores. In the App settings, the school name is Waimea College. Please ensure you have the latest version of the App. We use this to communicate to our school community in times of emergency ie, bus changes due to fire, accidents, road or school closures etc.

If you would like any further information about our emergency management planning or to update your details, please contact the Main Office: