More than 20 schools and colleges closed due to flooding
MORE than 20 schools have been closed in the North Coast education region, with many being in the Gympie area which is among the worst hit by flooding.
The following state schools in the North Coast Region will be closed today (Tuesday, 26 February 2013) due to localised flooding.
Amamoor State School
Beachmere State School
Cooran state School
Glenwood State School
Gundiah State School
Gympie East State School
Kandanga State School
Kia Ora State School
Lowmead State School
Monkland State School
Mount Kilcoy State School
One Mile State School
Two Mile State School
Widgee State School
Wolvi State School
Darling Downs South West region
Cherbourg State School
Lake Clarendon State School
Moffatdale State School
Mt Sylvia State School
Nanango State School
Thornton State School
Wheatlands State School
Gympie TAFE campus
Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE Nurunderi Campus - Cherbourg
Due to expected flooding in Gympie, St Patrick's Primary School and St Patrick's College will operate in a limited capacity only.
Parents with children at Catholic schools should check with the individual schools to determine the operating status of their school.
Parents with children at independent schools should check with individual schools as to any particular local arrangements.
Early Childhood Education Centres
Parents are encouraged to make direct contact with their chosen ECEC if they are unsure as to whether it will be closed.
Parents who need to send their children to schools in affected areas tomorrow should exercise extreme caution and closely monitor road conditions.
Parents and staff should monitor morning radio reports about the status of schools in any flood-affected areas.