When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’, and this year there is a 74% chance of more cyclones than average. St Francis Xavier’s School is currently undertaking steps to prepare for the upcoming cyclone season, including ensuring contacts are up to date and accurate, to assist in communications in the event of a severe weather event. We may be in contact to confirm details.
Whilst these events can always be distressing, as Queenslanders we always show a strong resilience and community spirit, and through this, we always get through. If our school is affected by a cyclone, storm surge or other event, we will keep you apprised of the school’s situation through emails and/or SMS, in line with state and local emergency advice.
We can’t control or prevent these events, but we can be prepared. We recommend that every family gets prepared with the Get Ready Queensland initiative here, and create their own Dangerous Weather Emergency Plan here.