All Prossie schools on deck by April 18
PROSERPINE schools were closed in preparation for Cyclone Debbie, but they didn’t escape unscathed.
Nonetheless, the Proserpine State School and all campuses at St Catherine’s Catholic College plan to get children back to school at the beginning of Term Two.
Proserpine State School
THE school will be open for term two on Tuesday, April 18;
No structural damage to school buildings was incurred;
Classrooms are safe, although some have bare floors;
Replacement carpet tiles will be installed during term two;
B Block damage
THE force of the cyclone dislodged a whirly bird which resulted in water damage to the ceiling.
As the ceiling contains asbestos a decision was made to remove the ceiling from all upper B Block classrooms.
This work is being completed in the second week of the holidays.
Classes are being relocated to new classrooms until the completion of B Block refurbishment.
St Catherine’s Catholic College
THE three St Catherine’s campuses are working hard to reopen on April 18 for the start of Term Two.
All three campuses at St Catherine’s Catholic College sustained cyclone damage;
Carpets have been removed, roofing repairs have been made and the school has replaced equipment, furniture and resources;
Students could begin the term in un-carpeted but sanitised classrooms;
Kindergarten, Kindy care and school-aged care will resume in term two at the new Renwick Rd site.
Proserpine State High School
THE school will be fully operational on April 18. Although there has been some minor damage there will be no interruption to classes.
The school lecture theatre and assembly hall stage are the only two facilities not in operation on the first day of Term Two.
WATER DAMAGE: An image of the St Catherine's Mercy Campus post-Cyclone Debbie.