Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Water off - School Staying Open

Dear parents/whanau of Burnham School,

At 2pm today Fulton Hogan are turning the camp and surrounding housing area water supply off. This means the school will have no water supply between 2pm and 3pm. We have decided to keep the school open this afternoon and to manage the risks associated with having no water supply. We've made this decision because we believe the disruption to the community and learning outweighs managing the situation.

These are taking these steps to manage this:
  1. Prior to going out to lunch, all children will fill their drink bottles so they have a water supply for the afternoon.
  2. Children have been reminded to go to the toilet before the end of lunchtime. Those who need to be reminded at the start of the afternoon session (1.30pm) will be reminded by their teacher. Anyone who needs the toilet will obviously be able to use it.
  3. We will fill some buckets with water for the sick bay and in case we require water.
We have emailed the Burnham Regional Support Centre on the camp who will forward this communication to all military staff who may be parents/caregivers. This will also be put onto the Principal blog, which appears on the home page of the school web site. This message will go onto the school answer phone.

Should water supply remain disrupted tomorrow morning, a decision will be made by 7.45am and communicated using the same methods.


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