Inclement Weather Procedures

For Parents
Type of Warning Information for Parents

Typhoon Signal No. 1
All schools will operate as normal.

Typhoon Signal no. 3
Primary and Secondary schools will operate as normal unless advised otherwise.
 

No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal Increasing Gale or Storm Signal No. 9 Hurricane Signal No. 10
Typhoon Signal No. 8 and above

If the signal is raised before school starts all schools will be closed. Please listen to television and radio announcements before school. Announcements are usually made from 6am onwards. School will remain closed for children all day.

If the signal is raised while children are at school, please make arrangements to collect your child/children if it is safe to do so. Please check your ESF App and email regularly.

School buses will not operate, except the bus to the ferry piers of the outlying islands. Where parents have given consent, children will travel on the bus to the ferry piers accompanied by staff living on the islands.

Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal
Amber Rainstorm Warning
All schools will operate as normal. Please listen to radio and TV announcements in case the weather deteriorates.
 

 

Red Rainstorm Warning SignalBlack Rainstorm Warning Signal
Red or Black Rainstorm Warning

Before the start of school – All schools will close all day.

After students have set off for school but before the commencement of school – If students arrive at school, they will be kept at school as usual unless we notify you otherwise.

When classes are in session – Schools continue until the end of normal school hours and students are retained until conditions are safe for them to return home. School buses will be cancelled if the Red or Black rainstorm warning is still in effect one hour before the end of the school day.

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