Due to the College’s unique location in a richly forested area, it is important that parents be familiar with the precautions we take on days of total fire ban and in the event of a bushfire in the area.
Our main perceived threats are an emergency situation on-site (e.g. fire on the property) or a bushfire in the area. In either case, our immediate response is to ensure student safety. If deemed necessary, students will be evacuated to the Hall – an area that is protected by Blaze Control Bushfire Sprinkler Systems.
With CFA and Police stations close by, Mater Christi is well placed for keeping informed on any emergency situation in the Dandenong Ranges.
On days forecast to be a Code Red Fire Danger Rating, parents and students will be advised of School Closure via SMS with details confirmed on College website.
Once a closure day has been declared, this will proceed regardless of any change in weather patterns.
This information is also available from the Catholic Education Commission website.
Further details are included in the Fire Response Procedures on this website.