How can I check if transport is available for students to get to school?
Please contact Transport NSW on 131 500 or visit their website for School Travel.
Alternatively, you can contact your local public transport bus service operator which can be found on the above website for your area.
How should I record student absence as a result of bushfires or flood?
If your school was closed due to bushfire or flooding, you do not need to mark the roll and should note on the attendance register that the school was closed for the day(s) in the same way that you would record any other day that students are not required to be in attendance such as a staff development day. The day(s) that the school was closed are not counted in attendance calculations. If the school is open but some students did not attend because they were directed by authorities not to (for example, to evacuate or stay at home), you should mark the reason for their absence as a variation to attendance using the ‘F’ code for flexible as the students were not required to attend. If the school is open but some students did not attend because they were unable to attend as a result of the bushfire or flooding (for example, due to closed roads), you should mark the reason for their absence as leave using the ‘L’ code for flexible due to misadventure preventing the student from attend. For further advice about recording attendance contact Caraline Cloke – Head, Regulations and Accreditation email@example.com
Will my students on assisted transport be able to be transported to school from start of term 1?
Please contact Assisted Student Travel Program on telephone 1300 338 278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific enquiries regarding a service or a student.
How do I access support if my NDIS disability support providers are impacted by the bushfire situation?
NDIS participants impacted by the bushfires are prioritised to ensure they continue to receive their disability related supports. Contact NDIS 1800 800 110 to discuss your situation.
I am concerned about student health and the bushfire smoke, where can I get information?
Visit NSW bushfires for health information on how to prepare, respond to and recover from the current NSW bushfires and high temperatures. Includes advice on checking air quality levels, reducing exposure to bushfire smoke, managing medications, and returning home safely.
I work in/operate an Early Childhood Education Centre. What is the advice from the NSW Department of Education on operating?
Any questions about the closure of an early childhood education service should be referred to the Early Childhood Education Directorate on 1800 619 113 or via email at email@example.com from 7am to 7pm.
How should I manage contact from local media?
All queries should be directed to the school Principal or their delegate. The AISNSW Media and Communications Office can assist.