Bush Fire Information for Parents

The Department of Education is committed to maximising the safety of its students and staff.

Roebourne District High School has been added to the Bushfire Zone Register. This register means that the school may be required to close on a day when a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating (FDR) has been declared for Roebourne. A Catastrophic FDR means that if a fire starts, it is likely to be uncontrollable, unpredictable and fast moving.

What does this mean for our school? When given advance warning by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) that a Catastrophic FDR has been forecast, the Deputy Director General of Schools may direct the closure of Roebourne District High School. If the school receives a directive, you will be informed of the possible planned closure by a SMS/text.

Please ensure the school has your correct contact details.

A SMS/text will be sent to inform you whether the school will reopen the day after the planned closure, or whether it will remain closed. The school website will contain a notice to advise you of the current status of the school closure and when it is expected to reopen.

Please monitor local media for current information about fire danger ratings and notification of schools reopening. Staying tuned to ABC Local Radio in your local area. You can also check with DFES on 13 DFES (13 33 37) or www.dfes.wa.gov.au and Emergency WA website: www.emergency.wa.gov.au.