Extra day off
QUEENSLAND state schools will get an extra day of holidays next year following the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Education and Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said state schools would start Term 2, 2018, on Tuesday, April 17, instead of Monday, April 16, to allow school buses, used during the Commonwealth Games, to return to regional areas. The date change was decided after advice was given from the Department of Transport and Main Roads. “Many of our school buses will be used to transport spectators, event staff, athletes and media representatives during the Games,” Ms Jones said.