18 January 2024

Bloomfield River State School to open its doors when classes resume

| Matt Nicholls
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Attendance figures will be low, but the Bloomfield River State School will open its doors for Term 1 on Monday.

The school is predominantly made up of Wujal Wujal students, although still draws pupils from the nearby communities.

Principal Ros Woodard said the school would also create new satellite classrooms and would work with families who had been evacuated to provide education options for their children.

“We have been working hard during the break to repair any damage and ensure it is safe for our students and staff to attend our school,” she said

“Some repairs are still underway and will be completed as soon as possible, but we are operational and safe.

“As many of our school community and families have temporarily relocated, we will do everything we can to help you get your children back to school and support their wellbeing.

“In addition to our school, we will be offering a temporary alternate school site at Cairns West State School and in Cooktown (location to be determined).

“Arrangements will be made for our students to be together at these locations with staff from Bloomfield River State School.

“More information will soon be shared regarding transport options and resource support for the students attending the temporary alternate school sites.

“Over the next few days, you will receive a phone call from the school to discuss your circumstances and work out the best place for your child to attend school. All students will be assisted no matter where they are located.”

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