SCHOOL'S OUT: A number of schools will be closed due to floods.
SCHOOL'S OUT: A number of schools will be closed due to floods. Tom Huntley

Education department confirms school closures

MINISTER for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said that up to 200 schools in the Bundaberg, Maryborough and Gympie regions would be closed on January 29.

"The safety of students, staff and the wider community is the first consideration when making the decision to close a school," Mr Langbroek said.

"Students are expected to return to school as normal tomorrow unless it's been used as an evacuation centre or has been closed because of access or safety issues.


"But I urge parents, even if their school is open,  to use their discretion and consider access issues, road closures and transport in their community before sending their child to school."

A full update of school closures can be found here.

Mr Langbroek also encouraged families without power to listen to their local radio station or call Smart Services Queensland 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for information on school closures.

He said the situation was constantly changing and the website and Smart Services line would continue to provide up-to-date information about the status of schools until all have re-opened.

"Closures of early childhood centres, TAFEs and Independent and Catholic schools will also be on the website," Mr Langbroek said.

"The decision to close schools was made on the basis of whether parents can access a school, whether the school has power and sewerage and whether the school is being used as an evacuation centre."

The following DETE facilities will be closed on Tuesday, January 29:

  •  Gayndah State School
  • Gayndah State High School (Burnett College)

 

  •  Mundubbera State School (P-10)
  •  Eidsvold State School
  • Agnes Water State School
  • Avoca State School
  • Bargara State School
  • Branyan State School
  • Bundaberg East State School
  • Bundaberg North State School
  • Bundaberg South State School

 

  • Bundaberg West State School
  • Burnett Heads State School

 

  • Gin Gin State School
  • Kalkie State School
  • Moore Park State School
  • Norville State School

 

  • Rosedale State School
  • Thabeban State School
  • Walkervale State School
  • Alloway State School
  • Avondale State School
  • Bullyard State School

 

  • Bundaberg Central State School
  • Elliot Heads State School
  • Givelda State School
  • Gooburrum State School
  • Goodwood State School
  • Kolan South State School

 

  • Lowmead State School
  • Maroondan State School

 

  • McIlwraith Sate School
  • Sharon State School
  • Wallaville State School

 

  • Winfield State School
  • Yandarran State school

 

  • Woongarra State School
  • Bundaberg North State High School

 

  • Bundaberg State High School
  • Bundaberg Special School

 

  • Gin Gin State High School
  •  Isis District State High School
  • Kepnock State High School


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