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1 March, 2021

School closures Tuesday 2 March

All Catholic schools in the Cairns, Mossman, Cooktown, Tablelands and Cassowary Coast regions will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 2 March due to the current cyclonic conditions caused by the tropical low which is slow moving off the coast.

By Phil Brandel

St Thomas in Mareeba will be one of the schools closed tomorrow

All Catholic schools in the Cairns, Mossman, Cooktown, Tablelands and Cassowary Coast regions  will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 2 March due to the current cyclonic conditions caused by the  tropical low which is slow moving off the coast. 

The only far northern Catholic schools to remain open will be St Joseph’s Parish School, Weipa and  Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Thursday and Hammond Islands. 

Boarding schools in Cairns, Herberton and Cooktown will have arrangements in place to care for  boarding students. 

Catholic Early Learning and Care Outside School Hours Care services and Long Day Care services  will also be closed tomorrow. 

It is expected that all schools will reopen on Wednesday, however that will be reassessed Tuesday  afternoon and updated advice will be provided if schools will not be reopening. 

Catholic Education Services Cairns Executive Director Bill Dixon said the decision was made in the  interests of the safety of students, families, staff and all in the community.  

'Stay home on Tuesday and stay safe," he advised



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