Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

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

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Snow season high becoming a low point

16:18 EST

The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.

Late winter soaking causes flooding

16:13 EST

Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.

NSW weather: Bystanders 'watched helplessly' as 72yo man swept away by floodwaters

12:58 EST

A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.