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    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Three schools to remain closed tomorrow

    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Three schools to remain closed tomorrow

    Beechmont and Numinbah Valley state schools and the Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre will be closed tomorrow due to the ongoing bushfire emergency, Education Minister Grace Grace announced this evening.

    “The Department of Education continues to work closely with emergency services authorities and it is on their advice that we have made the decision to keep these schools closed again tomorrow,” Ms Grace said.

    “However, as we have seen in recent days, the situation can change quickly so it’s important that everybody tunes in to their local ABC radio service for updates on bushfires and follows all advice from emergency services in your area.”

    Ms Grace said schools in and around Stanthorpe would be open tomorrow, as would the three schools on the Sunshine Coast that were closed today.

    The most up-to-date information on Queensland state school closures can be found at https://closures.det.qld.gov.au/.

    “Even if your school has re-opened, if you’re concerned about travelling to or from school in the current conditions, remember safety must come first,” she said.

    Further information about current weather conditions can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au and updates on local conditions on QFES social media accounts.

    Media contact: Scott Chandler – 0439 578 472