All Prossie schools on deck by April 18

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE COMMUNITY -

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.

PHOTO: FACE­BOOK

WA­TER DAM­AGE: An im­age of the St Cather­ine's Mercy Cam­pus post-Cy­clone Deb­bie.

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