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Bushfires and School Closures

For a list of DECD school closures and bus route cancellations click here.

This site also contains links to the new fire danger ratings, a list of high alert schools within fire ban districts, ABC Radio, Bureau of Meteorology and the CFS.


Bushfire Information Documents

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NHS Fire Danger Season 2016-2017 Information for Families Brochure 620kb Adobe PDF

Bus Information Re: Catastrophic Fire Danger Ratings

Re: School Closures and Cancelled School Bus Runs on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger Ratings

A number of our school managed School Buses will not run when a Catastrophic (Code Red) Fire Danger Rating is declared for the Mt Lofty, Murraylands or Mid North Fire Ban Districts.

The SA Government/DECS policy is that schools will close, and school buses will not run, in designated fire ban districts when those districts have a declared fire danger rating of Catastrophic (Code Red).

Nuriootpa High School is not in an affected fire ban district and will remain open. However, the following buses do travel into the above fire ban districts and therefore are not permitted to operate on Catastrophic (Code Red) days for that district.

CVLYN Cockatoo Valley/Lyndoch
EVM Eden Valley via McKenzie
FVWJP Flaxman Valley
GOM Gomersal/Bethany
LYNH Lyndoch/Tanunda
LYNN Lyndoch Express
MAG Moculta/Angaston
RFT Rowland Flat
SEAN Sedan/Angaston
TRO Dutton/Truro
VYD Barossa Vineyards

While these buses are not permitted to run, students affected are permitted to attend school but transport to and from school on that day would be at the discretion and responsibility of their parents/caregivers.

As per our guidelines, an ADVANCE WARNING bulletin will be provided two days before a possible bus run cancellation.

It is possible that the CFS/weather bureau will declare Catastrophic (Code Red) at very short notice and it may not be possible to issue this advanced warning.

Information will also be provided via the school answering machine, website and noticeboard. It is essential that all families also monitor the media and public broadcasts and warnings associated with bushfire warning and with taking control of their own bushfire safety and preparedness. Families can also contact the parent hotline, 1800 000279, which will operate the day before and throughout bus run cancellation periods when the Catastrophic (Code Red) level bushfire weather is forecast.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work together to keep our children safe.