Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Schools closed due to bushfire

Department of Education Media Release

6 February 2013

Andrew Finch
Deputy Secretary Department of Education

Schools closed due to bushfire

The Department of Education Deputy Secretary, Andrew Finch said today that Collinsvale Primary School and Molesworth Primary School will be closed tomorrow (7 February) due to an uncontrolled bushfire at Glen Dhu Road, Molesworth.

"The fire danger in this area is forecast to be very high tomorrow and following discussions with the Tasmanian Fire Service, it was agreed that as a precautionary measure the schools would be closed.

"The Department of Education has organised alternate schooling arrangements for parents who are unable to organise supervised care for their children for the day.

"Children attending Collinsvale Primary can be dropped off at Glenorchy Primary and Molesworth students will be accommodated at New Norfolk Primary," he said.

Mr Finch said that staff from both schools are requested to follow the same arrangements.
"It is important that parents not leave their children at home unsupervised.

"Further information will be provided tomorrow (7 February) in relation to the operation of these schools on Friday," Mr Finch said.
Further Information: Irena Blissenden: 0419 351 642 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting

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