School closures today – flooding

Schools in a number of Local Government Areas are closed to ensure the safety of students, staff and families.

To provide certainty and ensure people aren’t leaving their homes, state and non-state schools in the following LGAs will be closed today (Monday, 28 February):

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • City of Gold Coast Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

In addition, the following schools in the Fraser Coast will be closed:

  • Mungar SS
  • Maryborough Central
  • St Helens SS
  • Granville SS

Both private and public transport to and from schools will also be very challenging, even for those schools not directly impacted by flood waters.

Education Minister Grace Grace encouraged families to check the Queensland school closure website which will have each school closure listed on the site – including state, catholic and independent schools.

“The site also guides you on where to get updates on Early Childhood and Care providers,” Ms Grace said.

“Schools will provide updates to parents through their usual communication channels about the closures, alternate arrangements and reopening dates.

“We would like to thank the parents, carers, teachers, staff and school communities for their resilience as the flood situation is evolving rapidly.”

Minister Grace said if students would like to study, they can access a range of resources and activities available on the comprehensive [email protected] site.

“I also urge parents, families and children to not take risks, and be especially cautious around floodwater, or swift flowing water,” she said.

“Please ensure children understand the dangers of floodwaters and do not play near storm drains or causeways during this heavy rain.

“Stay safe and remember – if it’s flooded, forget it.”

Information on Queensland state school closures can be found here.

To access online tools and resources to support students, visit the [email protected] site.

Stay up-to-date with the latest Bureau of Meteorology warnings, including flood warnings, and river levels here.