About Us - Safety & Security
For the protection of the school and the children, we have a CCTV system that is active 24 hours, 7 days a week. Most areas in the school are covered. History can be viewed at any time and is kept confidential.
There are several entrance/exit points into the school grounds. Some are kept permanently locked unless there is an emergency or other unusual event that requires it to be opened. Pedestrian gates at which parents and children enter or exit the school have electromagnetic locks that are opened by security code input at a keypad. The security code is changed periodically and all parents are informed when this happens. The gate is also locked by chain and lock over the weekends and holidays.
All the teachers have panic buttons that activate an armed response company signal in case of emergencies.
Should the electric fence or panic buttons be activated, an armed response company calls within seconds and if the correct password is not given, armed guards in patrol vehicles respond immediately.
At Morning Star we have our own groundsman who inconspicuously patrols the parking area and immediate outside during peak times such as drop off and collection times.
The outside perimeter is enclosed by pre-cast concrete fencing (where the children play) or devil’s fork fencing. Above the entire perimeter, an 8-strand electric fence is active 24 hours per day.
There has recently been talk in the area of a neighbourhood watch. Morning Star will support this initiative when it becomes available.