In Kiwi, where we teach out littlest learners experience has taught us to introduce students to emergency exit procedures on the first day and to review these every couple of week as new entrants start school. There is nothing so unsettling for a newbie than a full school fire drill, real or planned, happening on the first day, or in their first week. We talk about the fire alarm and we practise walking quickly and quietly out to the field to line up. We also practise calling the roll there. In a surprise lunchtime fire alarm in week 1 last year, all our little ones ran back to class. We now make sure students know to go straight to the field and to line up and wait for us there.
PCT 2 - demonstrate commitment to promoting the well-being of all akonga.
Forever curious, always learning, deep thinking teacher. I am a Year 5 teacher this year and am enjoying the transition after 3 years with New Entrants.