SCHOOL AND BUS CLOSURES FOR FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY in the Gippsland Region 1.30pm

Dept of Education and Early Childhood Education – SCHOOL AND BUS CLOSURES FOR FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY in the Gippsland Region 1.30pm

School and Bus closures for 13th February in Gippsland Region
12/02/2009

SCHOOL AND BUS CLOSURES FOR FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY

Five schools will reopen in Gippsland on Friday 13 February.

Following discussions with the fire authorities the following schools will reopen on Friday 13 February:

Churchill Primary School
Churchill Primary School
Kurnai College – Churchill Campus
Kurnai College – Senior Campus
Yinnar South Primary School

Due to potential fire danger, road closures and general community impact the following schools will remain closed for the remainder of this week (Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 February):

Drouin West Primary School
Labertouche Primary School
Jindivick Primary School
Noojee Primary School
Neerim District Rural Primary
Neerim District Secondary College
Neerim South Primary School
South Primary School
Gormandale and District Primary School
Devon North Primary School
Yarram Primary School
Yarram Secondary College
Alberton Primary School
Woodside Primary School
Loch Sport Primary School
Seaspray Primary School
Longford Primary School
Rosedale Primary School
Dargo Primary School

A counselling hotline has been established for those parents whose children need to remain home for the remainder of this week. If families require counselling principals will advise parents of this phone number.

Schools have been asked to provide parents with school work the children can do while at home.

The reasons for the above school closures include:
Some schools may be unsafe to travel to, due to roads requiring to be cleared and inspected by VicRoads
Threat of continuing fires
Smoke concerns
Schools needing to be inspected to ensure they are safe
Possible water contamination

School buses will be cancelled as follows:

The following bus services will not operate due to ongoing issues related to the fires:

Thursday 12 February to Friday 13 February inclusive

West Gippsland
Neerim South
(individual routes below only)
Neerim Junction – Buln Buln – Warragul
Rokeby – Warragul

All transfers at interchange sites will operate as per normal
Drouin (individual routes below only)
Drouin West – Drouin
Labertouche – Drouin
Tonimbuk – Bunyip – Drouin

All transfers at interchange sites will operate as per normal
Noojee
Bunyip Network

Tonimbuk to Bunyip

Central Gippsland
Morwell Network

Hazelwood North to Morwell

Whitelaws Track to Morwell

Reidys Road to Morwell

Jumbuck to Morwell

Boolarra to Morwell

Tuesday 10 February to Friday 13 February inclusive

Central and South Gippsland

Traralgon South
Hazelwood North (due to road closures)
Gormandale
Yarram
Woodside
(individual routes below only)
Seaspray to Sale
Giffard to Sale
Darriman to Sale
Loch Sport to Sale
Paradise Beach to Sale
Rosedale – Longford – Sale
Willung – Sale
Rosedale – Sale

All transfers at interchange sites will operate as normal
Longford
Traralgon
Willung South to Traralgon
Callignee to Traralgon
Merrimans Creek to Traralgon
Flynns Creek to Traralgon
Koornalla to Traralgon

All transfers at interchange sites will operate as normal

Parents are reminded to listen to ABC local radio for regular fire updates.

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