In the interests of student, staff and community safety, a number of state schools across the Ingham area and surrounding low lying areas will be closed tomorrow, Friday March 9, due to major widespread flooding.
As of 10pm Thursday the following centres will be closed for Friday:
- Abergowrie SS
- Forrest Beach SS
- Halifax SS
- Ingham SS
- Ingham SHS
- Macknade SS
- Mount Fox SS
- Paluma Environmental Education Centre
- Toobanna SS
- Trebonne SS
- Victoria Plantation SS
The three state schools in the Tully area that were closed, Thursday March 8, will also remain closed for Friday.
- Kennedy SS
- Lower Tully SS
- Murray River Upper SS
There is currently a widespread Flood Watch for significant parts of north Queensland due to the effects of the current weather system.
Parents should check local weather conditions and road access, and place their safety — and that of their children — above all else. It is important to remember that If it’s Flooded – Forget it!
We urge parents to continue checking the Department’s School Closures website for the most up-to-date information about the status of schools in affected areas as the situation is subject to change.
The school closures website – a live website that is constantly updated – can be found at http://closures.det.qld.gov.au/
Independent and Catholic schools
Parents with children at independent and Catholic schools should check with individual schools about local arrangements.
Early Childhood Education Centres
Parents are encouraged to make direct contact with their Early Childhood Education Centre/Provider for advice on whether it will be closed.
Please listen to your local ABC radio service for updates and advice.
Further information about current weather conditions can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au