Macquarie has clearly defined procedures for emergency management. Teachers practice evacuation and lockdown drills with their classes throughout the year. Calm walking, following instructions and the assembly point are emphasised. Students are talked through what is happening so they understand the purpose of the exercises. Staff are familiar with the emergency procedures and have access to the document in all areas of the school.
Families, visitors and volunteers are required to obey all emergency instructions if at school during an evacuation or lockdown.