14 November, 2019Mater Dei is located in a rural area with exposure to bushfires. We have a well-prepared emergency plan to cover three possible scenarios:1) Pre-emptive closure of the school for the next and perhaps following days after notification of impending bushfire danger2) Evacuation during the school day to our offsite emergency evacuation point as instructed by emergency servicesIn the event that 1 and 2 are not possible then3) Lockdown within Mater Dei following instructions from emergency services until the danger passesYou will be notified by text message through our messaging services. Please do not call the school as we will be dealing with an emergency. You will be kept informed throughout the process as far as possible and notified when it is safe to pick up your child. Updates will also be posted on our website.