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.