Point Clare Public School suffered damage as a result of the recent storms and is currently assessing the extent of the damage.
Acting principal Ms Jane Young has thanked families for keeping their children at home due to the storm damage. “We do realise that this has been a difficult time for all families, with personal damage, loss of electricity and organising the children whilst the school was in minimal supervision mode,” Ms Young said. “We are now operating at full capacity with some classes having moved classrooms for a while due to safety issues.
“Over the next few days there will be continuing assessment of trees that remain standing and removal of some trees that have fallen. “Some areas of the school have been fenced off so our playground is even more reduced for a while. “We are continuing to work with Department of Education and Communities Assets branch to ensure the school is able to continue to function.
“The carpet in two Kindergarten classrooms will be lifted due to water damage and replaced as soon as it is available. “On a positive note, the absence of students last week allowed the cleaner, general assistants, teachers and office staff to complete some of the huge clean-up work around the school.
“Thank you to families who offered to assist, but due to insurance and safety reasons, we were not able to allow this. “The extra days without students also allowed teachers time to complete extra professional learning and to further plan for their class teaching and learning programs and assessments,” Ms Young said.
28 Mar 2015 Jane Young,
Point Clare Public School