Emergency Procedure

For all Emergencies we rely on parents keeping their contact details updated. If your cell number or email changes during the course of the year email: data@qmc.school.nz

Named Emergency Contact: Before your daughter starts school we require you to nominate someone who:

  • lives in inner city basin
  • who lives/works within walking distance of QMC
  • should not be someone that would be involved in emergency care area should a Civil Emergency be declared..eg Dr etc

If this person changes during the course of the year email: data@qmc.school.nz

QMC Response

There are 4 emergencies that could occur:

  • Earthquake
  • Fire
  • Tsunami
  • Lockdown

1. Earthquake:

  • If safe students will remain in their classrooms
  • If unsafe the school will move to Hobson Gymnasium
  • Parents will be updated to school status by:
    • Website
    • QMC App
    • Email
    • SMS Text Message
  • Should evacuation be required
    • Parents/Named Emergency Contact report to Parent Collection Point (determined on the day)
    • No student (including those over 18 years of age) will be permitted to leave school unless signed out by a parent or named emergency contact.

2. Fire:

  • Students will go immediately to Katherine Mansfield Park
  • When safe, students will return to class or be evacuated.
  • Parents will be updated to school status by:
    • Website
    • QMC App
    • Email
    • SMS Text Message
  • If evacuation required students will be released:
    • By parent/named emergency contact collection
    • Home via normal transport at end of school day.

3. Tsunami:

  • Students will go to upper Craven and Hobson buildings
  • Parents will be updated to school status by:
    • Website
    • QMC App
    • Email
    • SMS Text Message
  • When cleared by Civil Defence Warden, evacuation process is same as earthquake

4. Lockdown:

  • Parents will be updated to school status by:
    • Website
    • QMC App
    • Email
    • SMS Text Message
  • When cleared by NZ Police, and if evacuation process required this is the same process as earthquake