Extreme Weather

Cancellation of Weekly Sport due to Extreme Weather

The Executive Secretary is to inform the SIS Sport Co-ordinators and Principals via email by 12:00 noon of the day prior to the event of the decision to cancel weekly sport due to the following conditions:-

Ø  If the Bureau of Meteorology predicts the Melbourne temperature to reach 35 degrees or more.

Ø  Inclement weather, such as thunderstorms, hail and rain, electrical storm, dust storm or other weather alerts

Ø  Smoke from bushfires

In the event that weekly sport is cancelled due to inclement weather, Indoor Weekly Sport will be excluded. Weekly sport will be re-scheduled in the designated make-up week on the fixture. If schools have already made arrangements for the make-up round, those arrangements will need to change.  Extreme Weather Policy takes preference for sport to be made up on the make-up round date.

If Sport Co-ordinators or Principals have a concern with the weather they should ring the Executive Secretary to discuss possible courses of action.  If a decision is made to continue with Weekly Sport a school may withdraw up until 12.00 noon on the day prior if still uncomfortable with the decision. That school must notify the Executive Secretary and all schools involved. 


Cancellation of Carnivals due to Extreme Weather

The Executive Secretary is to inform the SIS Sport Co-ordinators and Principals by phone or email by 12:00 noon of the day prior to the event of the decision to cancel any carnival due to the following conditions:-

Ø  If the Bureau of Meteorology predicts the Melbourne temperature to reach 35 degrees or more.

Ø  Inclement weather, such as thunder storms, hail and rain, electrical storm, dust storm or other weather alerts

Ø  Smoke from bushfires

If a carnival needs to be cancelled on the morning due to extreme weather, the Executive Secretary must send a fax, SMS or email message by 7:30am to the Principal, Sport Co-ordinator and school office at each school.   One person must respond by either fax, email, or mobile to the Executive Secretary within 10 minutes of receiving the message. If a school does not respond the Executive Secretary must contact and speak to the person.

There will be no re-scheduling of Athletics Carnivals if cancelled. Schools may arrange their own make-up days either internally or by inviting other schools.  Cross-country will be re-scheduled on a date which is mutually agreed by Principals.

SUNSMART POLICY

As all SIS schools are Sunsmart schools it is expected that all participants at SIS activities follow these procedures.