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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913


Disaster Preparation Drills

We are fortunate to live in a country that anticipates natural disasters and has developed thorough response systems. Canadian Academy also gives careful consideration to the potential for disasters, their effect on the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, and how the school would respond. 

Four types of emergency preparedness drills, both announced and unannounced, are practiced twice a year at Canadian Academy:

●Fire drill with evacuation. In the case of a fire, we exit to the Nestle Field but also have alternate evacuation locations nearby if needed.

●Earthquake drill. This duck & cover drill is conducted often in conjunction with the tsunami drill.

●Tsunami drill. We generally move to the fourth floor, where food and supplies are stored, after an earthquake drill.

●Lockdown. All doors are locked, the lights are turned off, and curtains closed.

This past week we practiced our first earthquake drill-- and look how well our youngest learners were able to duck and cover.

We will continue to practice these drills throughout the year to ensure the safety of our students.