Nannup DHS has been place on the Department of Education bushfire zone register as it is located in a designated bushfire risk area.
If a ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger rating has been declared for the Shire of Nannup, a school MAY be required to invoke a pre-emptive (planned) closure. A ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger rating poses a significant threat to the school if a fire starts, it is likely to be uncontrollable, unpredictable and fast moving.
Parents will receive a text message to inform them of a possible Pre-emptive closure of the school. The final decision to pre-emptively close the school will be confirmed with the principal no later than 4.30pm on the day before the pre-emptive closure. If the forecast changes after the 4.30pm deadline, the school remains closed to limit confusion within the school community. Parents will receive a text message to either confirm or reverse a Pre-emptive closure of the school.
Typically, schools will only be required to close for a day at a time. However, this will depend on changing weather conditions. Parents will receive a text message to advise if the school will reopen the day after the pre-emptive closure, or whether it will remain closed.
Parents are encouraged to monitor official bushfire information sources for current information about fire danger ratings:
- Department of Fire and Emergency Services
- Information line – 13 33 37
- Twitter - https://twitter.com/dfes_wa
- ABC Emergency WA
- ABC local radio
Please contact the school on 08 9746 8800 with any concerns relating to Pre-emptive closures during the bushfire season.