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Flood-hit students offered 'special consideration'

By Alyse Edwards, Monday March 18, 2013 - 12:14 EDT

The principal of Lowmead State School says flood affected students will not be disadvantaged after missing more than a month of school.

Christine Pascoe says students will be given special consideration for exams and it is looking to increase studies towards the end of the year.

She says students will catch up.

"They've missed a few weeks of school which means we have to start our curriculum a bit later," she said.

"We will run a unit till the length of time it needs to be run and just fill in the gaps as we're going.

"I will do everything in my power to ensure that the kids are getting what they need to get out of this curriculum."

Today marks just the eighth day back at school for students after the grounds were inundated in the January floods and then again two weeks ago.

Ms Pascoe says vital learning resources have been lost.

"Books and maths equipment and maths games, those sort of things we lost," she said.

"They were all wet, so paper and water don't mix, so they all had to be thrown out and a lot of the games were destroyed.

"Special consideration will be given to the kids to ensure that they are not disadvantaged by the fact that the school was closed for so long."


- ABC

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