Some schools closed around Warwick tomorrow

SCHOOL holidays have been extended for some students, as floodwaters ravage the region.

Warwick East State School, St Mary's Primary School, The Warwick Christian College and St Partrick's at Allora will not resume school tomorrow.

The Scots PGC College was to have held an orientation day tomorrow but this has been cancelled and the school will likewise be closed.

Floodwaters have inundated Warwick East for the third time in two years, turning the sprawling school grounds into a fast flowing river.

Teachers, staff and other volunteers gathered at the school this morning to move all equipment and supplies to higher ground.

Assistant regional director Don Grobe said it was disappointing to start the school year off on such a sour note.

"It is a shame because everything was in place and we want the kids to have the best on their first day of school," he said.

"But (principal) Warren Elder had a great plan in place, they knew what they were doing and they got everything out of there."

Mr Grobe said he was pleased to see so many staff members turn up to help with the flood preparations this morning.

The Slade Campus is being used as an evacuation centre during the crisis and as a result, school will not resume tomorrow for Warwick Christian College tomorrow.

Catholic Education Office director John Borserio said the start of the school year would be delayed for St Mary's students.

"Due to the flooding currently being experienced in south-east Queensland, a number of teaching staff are unable to travel back to Warwick by tomorrow," he said.

"Due to this, St Mary's Catholic Primary School will be closed on Tuesday."

Assumption College will open for Year 8 and 12 students, as planned.

Mr Borserio urged parents to contact the college if their child was going to be absent tomorrow.

"Safety is a priority and I encourage parents and staff who have concerns about the safety of travelling to and from Assumption College tomorrow to remain at home," he said.

Goodstart Learning Centres in both Percy and Wood Sts will be closed tomorrow, as will Little Tackers and A Country Garden.

All other state schools across the region and Scots PGC are all set to open their doors tomorrow, as planned.



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