Education Minister Grace Grace has thanked school communities in South East Queensland for the ongoing clean up efforts following the impacts of storms and flooding.
“I know that many schools will face difficult times over the coming days as flood waters recede and damage can be fully assessed,” Ms Grace said.
“I want to thank principals, school staff, and our entire school communities for the hard work that they’ve already put in, and for their ongoing efforts to get our schools open again.
“Thanks also to the dedicated QBuild and departmental staff who have been working hard every day to support schools that have been affected.
“They have been out to schools assessing damage and putting in place strategies to get them back up and running, where it is safe to do so.
“This week I have seen this incredible effort first hand at Aviation State High School and Milton State School, which have both been badly impacted by flood water.
“It is this amazing community spirit which will help us to get through this crisis.”
Today (Friday 4 March 2022) all state and non-state schools across SEQ were open where it is safe to do so for children of essential workers and children experiencing vulnerability. This includes schools in the following Local Government Areas:
- Brisbane City Council
- Bundaberg Council
- Fraser Coast Regional Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Noosa Shire Council
- Sunshine Coast Council
- Lockyer Valley
- Somerset Regional Council
- City of Gold Coast Council
- Logan City Council
- Redland City Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Gympie Regional Council
- Wide Bay up to Bundaberg
“The advice that we received yesterday from the Bureau of Meteorology was that it would be a dangerous and unpredictable 48 hours.
“While we have seen it has been sunny in places at the moment, we know just how quickly the weather can turn.
“As the Premier said this morning, we apologise to the parents and carers in the south east for the inconvenience, however the health and safety of our students, staff and school community is our highest priority.