11 Nov 2019
Many schools are responding to the catastrophic fire rating that is affecting communities across the state this week.
We are continuously updating the School safety page with a list of government and non-government schools, as well as TAFE NSW campuses that are currently non-operational.
While some schools are temporarily non-operational due to localised fires, many others in high-risk areas are non-operational as a precautionary measure.
Schools in some areas are being used as emergency evacuation centres at the direction of the Rural Fire Service.
For schools that are currently operational, school pickups and dropoffs will continue as usual. If your school is currently non-operational, it will likely remain so tomorrow.
Large scale distressing events affect our school communities in many ways. Headspace’s mental health support resource (PDF 100.52KB) is available to help students, teachers and school staff respond to the bushfires.
Visit the School safety page for updates. The department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts will also provide updates during this period.