We appreciate that snow can present some unique difficulties for schools. We will follow external advice given, but in principle will aim to stay open. It may, however, not always be possible for us to open on time, or to teach a full curriculum if colleagues are delayed or prevented from coming to work.
The following points summarize what we will aim to do in the event of adverse weather.
In the event of overnight snow and ice
- When snow has fallen overnight, we will communicate decisions about school closure or a later start time no later than 07:15. Communication will be via our website, Facebook, Twitter, Radio Guernsey and Island FM.
- We will consider external advice, but in principle we will aim to stay open and colleagues who feel they can get into College will supervise girls who come in.
- If your daughter comes into College, please be aware we may have limited or indeed no access to The Core, so packed food/drink is required.
Senior School and Sixth Form students
- Colleagues will set appropriate work for to complete either in College or at home. If you feel your daughter can travel to and from College safely (following advice issued by the Police, for example), she will be supervised by teachers who have been able to attend. If she stays at home work will be accessible via her College email account, Microsoft Teams or work will have been set in previous lessons.
- Students are also encouraged to enjoy the snow, read or research topics that are of interest to them, with a suggestion that the news or newspaper may provide an interesting stimulus for them, as well as considering how they might support those in the Guernsey community who may find the snowy conditions a personal challenge.
Melrose and Pre-Preparatory parents will be directed to the School Closure Activities resource on the Melrose page of the College website. They are, of course, also encouraged to enjoy the snow.
Our full Snow Plan can be read here