Can­non­vale schools to open af­ter Easter break

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE COMMUNITY -

IT WILL be full steam ahead for Can­non­vale schools at the start of Term 2 on April 18.

All Whit­sun­day schools have been closed since Cy­clone Deb­bie struck the coast on March 28.

In the mean­time, Can­non­vale State School has been used as a Com­mu­nity Re­cov­ery Hub, where cy­clone-af­fected res­i­dents have been able to re­ceive fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

A De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion spokesper­son said while Can­non­vale State School sus­tained dam­age to some fa­cil­i­ties, this would not af­fect the re­turn to school date.

“The school re­ceived mi­nor dam­age to fenc­ing as well as the school hall and two gen­eral pur­pose class­rooms, af­fect­ing a small num­ber of teach­ing ar­eas,” the spokesper­son said.

“The dam­aged fa­cil­i­ties are cur­rently un­der­go­ing re­pairs.”

De­spite on­go­ing re­pair work, no dis­rup­tions to nor­mal class­rooms are ex­pected.

Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege will also be­gin Term 2 fol­low­ing the Easter long week­end on April 18.

The WCC school hall is ex­pected to be closed and fenced off for a num­ber of months while a struc­tural en­gi­neer as­sesses the dam­age.

A num­ber of class­room car­pets were also af­fected by wa­ter dam­age, with some classes ex­pected to have new car­pet by the be­gin­ning of the term.

Most WCC build­ings are in good shape with only min­i­mal dam­age to re­sources.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

DAM­AGED: The Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege hall is ex­pected to be closed for a num­ber of months.

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