Floodwater over Brisbane Road at One Mile near Gympie.
Floodwater over Brisbane Road at One Mile near Gympie. Craig Warhurst

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

TAFEs

Gympie TAFE campus

Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE Nurunderi Campus - Cherbourg

Catholic schools

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.

Independent schools

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.

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