Whistle Week provides students with an opportunity to practice emergency evacuation procedures and prepares them for any potential situations that may arise during our classes. We practice our emergency evacuation every term and it is conducted for every class and level during Whistle Week.
Whistle week is a great way for teachers to educate both students and parents about the dangers associated with water.
During Whistle Week (22 to 28 July) a teacher will blow the whistle three times to signal all students and teachers to leave the water safely and quickly.
The whistle is usually blown in the last few minutes of the class which signals the teacher to gather their students, move to the designated area and check the class roll to ensure that everyone is accounted for.
Once everyone is accounted for the teacher goes over the evacuation procedure, pool rules and possible situations that could arise in both the pool and open water environments.