Bushfire Preparedness for Schools 2021

19th October, 2021 @ 9:00 am


19/10/2021 - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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In Australia we are aware of the profound impact bushfires have on our community and it is essential for school leaders to understand how they can prepare and respond to a bushfire crisis. This is particularly pertinent to those who live or teach in high-risk bushfire areas; however, everyone has a responsibility to respond to the needs of their learning community and practice self-care.

Whilst the physical impact of a bushfire is obvious, the mental health impact may not be, and will be experienced differently by people. Knowing how to look after yourself and others is important for minimising impact, coping and recovery.

This session offers school leaders high quality information about bushfire behaviour, safety and where to seek help. Participants will discuss and develop and/or review their Bushfire Action Plan and explore how to be practically and psychologically prepared, using real life scenarios.

Be You and the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) will collaboratively present this session.

Target audience: School Leaders from Early Learning Centres to Secondary Schools

Delivery mode: Face to face

Heidi Yelland Be You, Education Consultant
Chris Sedunary Community Engagement Partners Project Officer CFS
Belinda Dunbar Child and Youth Project Officer CFS
Mary Pickett & Alice Duffield, Senior Educational Consultants, AISSA



Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the AISSA is required to enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on social distancing and maximum density rules. To secure your place please complete the registration as attendance at the AISSA office without a confirmed place may result in being turned away if the event is at capacity. Visitors to the AISSA office must wear a mask at all times, unless eating or drinking. Anyone unwilling to wear a mask will not be permitted entry unless they have an exemption based on the identified criteria.


There is no on-site parking available.  For parking options please refer to the parking map.  Tram stop #1 Greenhill Road is a 6-minute walk away.


For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.



Bookings are closed for this event.