Schools to remained closed

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Karratha Senior High School will remain closed throuugh to Wednesday
Camera IconKarratha Senior High School will remain closed throuugh to Wednesday

Schools in the Pilbara will remain closed due to damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Damien.

The schools were closed on Friday due to a yellow alert and remained closed on Monday as any damage was being assessed.

All public schools in Karratha will remain closed tomorrow and Wednesday as repair work is being completed.

Meanwhile, in a Facebook post St Luke’s College Karratha said the college would remain closed tomorrow for continued repairs.

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St Pauls Primary School also took to Facebook to notify parents that the school would remain shut tomorrow.

Department of Education head of security and emergency management John Marrapodi said ten public schools in the Pilbara as well as the Roebourne Child and Parent Centre would remain closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, and possibly longer, in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Damien.

“Building Management and Works staff and contractors will continue to inspect each site and make sure that all buildings are safe before we allow students and staff to return to school,” he said.

“Everyone is working hard to make sure we can re-open and get kids back to school as soon as possible.

“The situation will be reassessed on Wednesday afternoon and communities will be updated on whether or not their school can re-open on Thursday.”

The following schools are closed for tomorrow:

Baynton West Primary School

Dampier Primary School

Karratha Primary School

Karratha Senior High School

Millars Well Primary School

Pannawonica Primary School

Pegs Creek Primary School

Roebourne District High School

Roebourne Child and Parent Centre

St Luke’s College

St Paul’s Primary School

Tambrey Primary School

Wickham Primary School

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