What an extraordinary and testing start to February it’s been for many of our staff, families and friends.
Not only are we living through a Covid-19 lockdown, but now also the Wooroloo/Gidgegannup fire which has had a devastating effect on so many in our community. This is an unexpectedly challenging time.
A Facebook page has been set up by the Hills community to coordinate requests and offers of assistance ranging from clothing, food, accommodation, transport, places to keep animals, etc. It is also a good way to register with your loved ones to let them know you are safe, if they are on social media and you are anywhere near the bushfire affected area. To access this page, please click here.
Please also see information regarding support for families and staff from AISWA. This information can be accessed here.
The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund has also been activated to offer financial assistance to those directly impacted by the fire. This fund gratefully accepts financial donations, ensuring that those impacted by natural disasters can access funding at this time. Donations can be made by clicking here.
Some of those affected in the community have been using an app called “Bushfire.io” which gives comprehensive directives and information on wind direction and evacuation advice. This may be helpful to some of you. Information, including alerts, places of safety and bushfire behaviour is also available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Emergency WA app and website.
If you are in need of temporary accommodation or storage facilities as a result of the fire, please contact the school as we may be able to help. You can contact the school administration here.
Please know you are all in our thoughts and minds. May you stay safe and we hope to see you at the start of the 2021 school year next week.