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Hundreds Of NSW Schools To Close Due To Bushfire Risk

Hundreds of NSW schools and TAFE campuses will be closed due to the forecast 'catastrophic' bushfire risk.

The New South Wales education department has announced that more than 350 locations will be closed on Tuesday, November 12 due to the increased risk of fire in the area.

School Closures Affecting Public Schools

  • Afterlee Public School
  • Aldavilla Public School
  • Alfords Point Public School
  • Annangrove Public School
  • Avoca Beach Public School
  • Awaba Public School
  • Balgowlah North Public School
  • Barkers Vale Public School
  • Barnsley Public School
  • Baryulgil Public School
  • Bates Drive School
  • Beechwood Public School
  • Bellbrook Public School
  • Bellingen High School
  • Bellingen Public School
  • Belltrees Public School
  • Ben Lomond Public School
  • Berowra Public School
  • Bilgola Plateau Public School
  • Bilpin Public School
  • Biraban Public School
  • Black Hill Public School
  • Blacksmiths Public School
  • Blaxland East Public School
  • Blaxland High School
  • Blaxland Public School
  • Blue Haven Public School
  • Boambee Public School
  • Bobin Public School
  • Bonnells Bay Public School
  • Bonnet Bay Public School
  • Bonville Public School
  • Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre
  • Bowravill Central School
  • Brewongle Environmental Education Centre
  • Brisbania Public School
  • Brooklyn Public School
  • Bundeena Public School
  • Bungwahl Public School
  • Callala Public School
  • Camden Park Environmental Education Centre
  • Cardiff High School
  • Cascade Environmental Education Centre
  • Cattai Public School
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  • Caves Beach Public School
  • Central Mangrove Public School
  • Cessnock East Public School
  • Chatham High School
  • Chatham Public School
  • Chifley College Dunheved Campus
  • Chifley College Senior Campus
  • Coffee Camp Public School
  • Collins Creek Public School
  • Colo Heights Public School
  • Colo High School
  • Colo Vale Public School
  • Comboyne Public School
  • Comleroy Road Public School
  • Congewai Public School
  • Coolongolook Public School
  • Coopernook Public School
  • Cooranbong Public School
  • Copacabana Public School
  • Coramba Public School
  • Corindi Public School
  • Coutts Crossing Public School
  • Cowan Public School
  • Crescent Head Public School
  • Crossmaglen Public School
  • Cundletown Public School
  • Deepwater Public School
  • Dora Creek Public School
  • Dorrigo High School
  • Dorrigo Public School
  • Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre
  • Dudley Public School
  • Dundurrabin Public School
  • Dunoon Public School
  • Elands Public School
  • Ellerston Public School
  • Ellison Public School
  • Emmaville Central School
A vintage Jaguar car sits in ruins after a bushfire destroyed a property in Old Bar, 350km north of Sydney. Image: Getty
  • Empire Bay Public School
  • Emu Heights Public School
  • Engadine West Public School
  • Eungay Public School
  • Falls Creek Public School
  • Fassifern Public School
  • Faulconbridge Public School
  • Fennell Bay Public School
  • Fern Bay Public School
  • Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre
  • Frederickton Public School
  • Freemans Reach Public School
  • Galston High School
  • Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre
  • Girrakool School
  • Glen William Public School
  • Glenbrook Public School
  • Glenreagh Public School
  • Glenvale School
  • Glossodia Public School
  • Goolmangar Public School
  • Grays Point Public School
  • Greenhill Public School
  • Grose View Public School
  • Gwandalan Public School
  • Hallidays Point Public School
  • Hannam Vale Public School
  • Harrington Public School
  • Hazelbrook Public School
  • Heathcote East Public School
  • Helensburgh Public School
  • Henry Fulton Public School
  • Hernani Public School
  • Heron's Creek Public School
  • Hillside Public School
  • Holgate Public School
  • HopeTown School
  • Hornsby Heights Public School
  • Huntington Public School
  • Huskisson Public School
  • Illawong Public School
  • Jannali Public School
  • Jiggi Public School
  • Jilliby Public School
Thomas Eveans inspects the remains of his house which was destroyed by a bushfire in Torrington, near Glen Innes. Image: AAP
  • Johns River Public School
  • Karangi Public School
  • Kariong Mountains High School
  • Katoomba High School
  • Kemps Creek Public School
  • Kempsey East Public School
  • Kempsey High School
  • Kempsey South Public School
  • Kempsey West Public School
  • Kenthurst Public School
  • Kentlyn Public School
  • Kincumber High School
  • Kincumber Public School
  • Kitchener Public School
  • Krambach Public School
  • Kulnura Public School
  • Ku-ring-gai High School
  • Kurmond Public School
  • Kurrajong East Public School
  • Kurrajong North Public School
  • Kurri Kurri High School
  • Laguna Public School
  • Lake Munmorah High School
  • Lake Munmorah Public School
  • Lansdowne Public School
  • Lapstone Public School
  • Larnook Public School
  • Leura Public School
  • Lindfield Learning Village
  • Lisarow High School
  • Lisarow Public School
  • Loftus Public School
  • Long Flat Public School
  • Longneck Lagoon Environmental Education Centre
  • Lowanna Public School
  • Lucas Heights Community School
  • Macdonald Valley Public School
  • Manly Vale Public School
  • Manning Gardens Public School
  • Maroota Public School
  • Marsden Park Public School
  • Martins Creek Public School
  • Marton Public School
  • Matthew Pearce Public School
  • Medlow Public School
  • Megalong Public School
  • Melville High School
  • Menai Public School
  • Merewether Heights Public School
  • Milbrodale Public School
  • Mingoola Public School
  • Mitchells Island Public School
  • Modanville Public School
  • Moorland Public School
  • Morisset Public School
  • Mount George Public School
  • Mount Hutton Public School
  • Mount Keira Demonstration School
  • Mount Kembla Public School
  • Mount Kuring-gai Public School
  • Mount Riverview Public School
  • Mount Victoria Public School
  • Mullaway Public School
  • Nabiac Public School
  • Nana Glen Public School
  • Narara Valley High School
  • Narranga Public School
  • New Lambton Heights Infants School
  • Nimbin Central School
Forestry Corporation worker Eric Jackson works on a fire at Old Bar. Image: AAP
  • Nords Wharf Public School
  • North Gosford Learning Centre
  • Nymboida Public School
  • Oakville Public School
  • Oatley West Public School
  • Old Bar Public School
  • Orama Public School
  • Orara Upper Public School
  • Orara High School
  • Otford Public School
  • Ourimbah Public School
  • Oxley Island Public School
  • Pacific Palms Public School
  • Palm Avenue School
  • Peats Ridge Public School
  • Pelaw Main Public School
  • Penrose Public School
  • Pleasant Heights Public School
  • Point Clare Public School
  • Pretty Beach Public School
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seen comforting 85 year old Owen Whalan of Half Chain road in Koorainghat who has been evacuated from his home. Image: AAP
  • Raleigh Public School
  • Repton Public School
  • Rollands Plains Upper Public School
  • Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre
  • Rukenvale Public School
  • Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre
  • Samuel Gilbert Public School
  • Sandy Beach Public School
  • Scarborough Public School
  • Sir Eric Woodward School
  • Somersby Public School
  • Springwood High School
  • Springwood Public School
  • St Helens Park Public School
  • St Ives North Public School
  • Stanford Merthyr Infants School
  • Stanwell Park Public School
  • Sussex Inlet Public School
  • Swansea High School
  • Tanilba Bay Public School
  • Taree High School
  • Taree Public School
  • Taree West Public School
  • Telegraph Point Public School
  • The Beach School
  • The Channon Public School
  • The Risk Public School
  • Tinonee Public School
  • Tomaree High School
  • Tomaree Public School
  • Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Berkeley Vale Campus
  • Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Tumbi Umbi Campus
  • Tuggerah Public School
  • Tuntable Creek Public School
  • Turramurra High School
  • Tyalla Public School
Lake Innes Nature Reserve
Fire burning at Lake Innes Nature Reserve. Image: Facebook/NSW RFS Mid Coast District.
  • Ulong Public School
  • Upper Coopers Creek Public School
  • Upper Lansdowne Public School
  • Urbenville Public School
  • Vincentia High School
  • Vincentia Public School
  • Vineyard Public School
  • Wakefield School
  • Wamberal Public School
  • Warrimoo Public School
  • Waterfall Public School
  • Wentworth Falls Public School
  • Whian Whian Public School
  • Whitebridge High School
  • Wiangaree Public School
  • Willawarrin Public School
  • William Bayldon Public School
  • Wilson's Creek Public School
  • Windsor Park Public School
  • Wingham Brush Public School
  • Wingham High School
  • Wingham Public School
  • Winmalee High School
  • Winmalee Public School
  • Wirreanda Public School
  • Wisemans Ferry Public School
  • Woodenbong Central School
  • Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre
  • Woolgoolga High School
  • Woronora River Public School
  • Wyong Creek Public School
  • Wytaliba Public School
  • Yarrawarrah Public School
  • Yarrowitch Public School

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TAFE campus closures:

  • Great Lakes
  • Hornsby
  • Katoomba
  • Kempsey
  • Kurri Kurri
  • Lithgow
  • Loftus
  • Macksville
  • Ourimbah
  • Port Macquarie
  • Richmond
  • Taree
  • Tomaree
  • Wauchope
  • Wentworth Falls
  • Wollongbar
  • Wyong
A property destroyed by fire at Koorainghat, NSW, Monday, November 11. Image: AAP

There will be 115 independent schools closed across NSW, affecting about 36,000 students.

School Closures Affecting Independent Schools:

  • AGBU Alexander Primary School, Duffys Forest
  • Alesco Illawarra - Vincentia Campus, Vincentia
  • Alesco Senior College - Coast Campus, Tuncurry
  • Alesco Senior College - Raymond Terrace, Raymond Terrace
  • Armidale Waldorf School, Armidale
  • Aspect Central Coast (all schools including associated satellites)
  • Aspect Hunter School (main campus)
  • Aspect Macarthur School, Cobbitty
  • Aspect Vern Barnett School, Forestville
  • Aurora Southern Highlands Steiner School, Bowral
  • Avondale School, Cooranbong
  • Belmont Christian College, Belmont North
  • Berowra Christian School, Berowra
  • Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula (Hare Krishna School), Eungella
  • Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour
  • Blacktown Youth College - Lawson Campus, Lawson
  • Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls
  • Blue Mountains Steiner School, Hazelbrook
  • Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner, Byron Bay
  • Casuarina School for Steiner Education, Coffs Harbour
  • Central Coast Montessori Primary School, Bateau Bay
  • Central Coast Montessori School, Wamberal
  • Central Coast Sports College, Kariong
  • Central Coast Steiner School, Fountaindale
  • Charlton Christian Colleg, Fassifern
  • Chevalier College, Bowral
  • Christadelphian Heritage College Sydney, Kemps Creek
  • Chrysalis Steiner School, Thora
  • Coffs Harbour Bible Church School, Toormina
  • Coffs Harbour Christian Community School, Bonville
  • Coffs Harbour Christian Community School - Curacoa Campus, Coffs Harbour
  • Columba Cottage Early Leaning Centre/OSHC, Port Macquarie
Image: AAP Photos.
  • Darkinjung Barker College, Yarramalong
  • Dunlea Centre, Engadine
  • Farmhouse Montessori Primary School, Manly
  • Farmhouse Montessori School, North Balgowlah
  • Forestville Montessori School, Forestville
  • Gaulston College, Ingleside
  • German International School Sydney, Terrey Hills
  • Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Middle Cove
  • Green Point Christian College, Green Point
  • Hawkesbury Independent School, Kurrajong
  • Highfields Preparatory and Kindergarten School, Lindfield
  • Hills Grammar School, Kenthurst
  • Hinterland Christian College, Mullumbimby
  • Hunter Trade College, Telerah
  • Inaburra School, Bangor
  • John Colet School, Belrose
  • Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School, Belrose
  • Kempsey Adventist College, South Kempsey
  • Kindlehill School, Wentworth Falls
  • Kinma Preschool & Primary, Terrey Hills
  • Korowal School, Hazelbrook
  • Kuyper Christian School, Kurrajong
  • Lakes Christian College, Castlereagh
  • Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School, Warnervale
  • Lindfield Montessori, Lindfield
  • Loreto Normanhurst, Normanhurst
  • Lorien Novalis School, Dural
  • Macksville Adventist School, Macksville
  • Macquarie College, Wallsend
  • Mamre Anglican School, Kemps Creek
  • Manning Adventist School, Tinonee
  • Manning Valley Anglican School, Cundletown
  • Margaret Jurd College, Shortland
  • Mater Dei School, Narellan
  • Medowie Christian School, Medowie
  • Mountains Christian College, Blackheath
  • Nambucca Valley Christian Community School, Nambucca Heads
  • Nautilus School, Port Macquarie
  • Newington College, Lindfield
  • Ngaruki Gulgul (NG) Central School, Kariong
  • Northern Beaches Christian School, Terrey Hills
  • Northholm Grammar School, Fiddletown
  • Nowra Anglican College, Nowra
Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, NSW. Photo: AAP
  • OneSchool Global NSW Illawarra Campus, Maddens Plains
  • OneSchool Global NSW Maitland Campus, East Maitland
  • OneSchool Global NSW Mount Victoria Campus, Mount Victoria
  • Oxford Falls Grammar School, Oxford Falls
  • Oxley College, Burradoo
  • Penrith Anglican College, Orchard Hills
  • Pete's Place South Blacktown, Blacktown
  • Port Macquarie Steiner School, Port Macquarie
  • Rainbow Ridge School for Steiner Education, Lillian Rock
  • Richard Johnson Anglican School, Marsden Park, Marsden Park
  • RIDBC Alice Betteridge School, North Rocks
  • RIDBC Garfield Barwick School, North Rocks
  • RIDBC Thomas Pattison School, North Rocks
  • SEDA College - Olympic Park Campus, Newington
  • Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School, Mullumbimby
  • Sherwood Cliffs Primary School, Glenreagh
  • Shire Christian School, Barden Ridge
  • St Andrews Christian School, Clarenza
  • St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie
  • St Pauls Grammar School, Cranebrook
  • St Phillip's Christian College - Cessnock, Nulkaba
  • St Phillip's Christian College, Port Stephens
  • St Phillips Christian College DALE Young Parents, Waratah
  • St Phillips Christian College DALE Young Parents Wyong, North Wyong
  • Sydney Japanese International School, Terrey Hills
  • Tallowood Steiner School, Bowraville
  • Taree Christian School, Taree
  • The King's School, Tudor House (day students only), Moss Vale
  • The Lakes College, Blue Haven
  • The Nature School, Port Macquarie
  • The Scots College, Glengarry Campus, Kangaroo Valley
  • TLK Alesco School, Berkeley Vale
  • Toronto Adventist School, Toronto
  • Trinity Grammar School Field Studies Centre, Woollamia
  • Tuntable Falls Community School, Nimbin
  • Warrah Special School, Dural
  • Wollondilly Anglican College, Bargo
  • Wycliffe Christian School, Warrimoo
  • Wyong Christian Community School, Wyong
  • Yanginanook School, Belrose

About 76 Catholic schools in NSW will be closed on Tuesday, affecting nearly 34,000 students, with more closures expected to be announced over the coming days.

School Closures Affecting Catholic Schools

  • Holy Spirit Primary, Abermain
  • Rosary Park Catholic School, Branxton
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Bulahdelah
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Charleston
  • St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Chisholm
  • St Bede's Catholic College, Chisholm
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Dungog
  • Holy Name Primary School, Forster
  • Maitland Newcastle Holy Cross Catholic School, Glendale
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Kilaben Bay
  • St Patrick's Primary School, Macksville
  • St Joseph's Primary School, MacLean
  • St Brigid's Primary School, Raymond Terrace
  • St Mary's Primary School, Warners Bay
  • St Pius X Primary School, Windale
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Wingham
A resident prepares for the approaching bushfire at Old Bar, NSW, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Image: AAP
  • St Agnes' Primary School, Port Macquarie
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Port Macquarie
  • St Joseph's Regional College, Port Macquarie
  • Mackillop College, Port Macquarie
  • Newman Senior Technical College, Port Macquarie
  • St Peter's Primary School, Port Macquarie
  • Mary Help of Christians School, Sawtell
  • St Clare's High School, Taree
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Taree
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Wauchope
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Woodburn
  • St John's College, Woodlawn
  • St Francis Xavier Primary School, Woolgoolga
  • St James' Primary School, Yamba
  • St Bernard's Catholic School, Berowra
  • St Martin's Catholic School, Davidson
  • Holy Cross Catholic School, Kincumber
  • St Brigid's Catholic College, Lake Munmorah
  • St Brendan's Catholic School, Lake Munmorah
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Terrigal
  • St Mary's Catholic School, Toukley
  • St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah
  • St John Fisher Catholic School, Tumbi Umbi
  • Mackillop Catholic College, Warnervale
  • Mater Maria Catholic College, Warriewood
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic School, West Pymble
  • St John the Baptist Primary, Woy Woy
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Como
  • St John Bosco Catholic Primary, Engadine
  • St John Bosco College, Engadine
  • St Paul's Catholic College, Manly
  • Holy Family Catholic Primary, Menai
  • Aquinas Catholic College, Menai
  • Corpus Christi Primary, Cranebrook
  • McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains
Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, NSW, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Image: AAP
  • St Finbar's Primary, Glenbrook
  • Catholic OUSH St Finbar's, Glenbrook
  • St Canice's Primary, Katoomba
  • Emmaus College, Kemp's Creek
  • Trinity Primary School, Kemp's Creek
  • St Madeleine's Primary, Kenthurst
  • Marian College, Kenthurst
  • Our Lady of the Nativity Primary, Lawson
  • Xavier College, Llandilo
  • Holy Family Primary, Luddenham
  • St Michael's Primary School, South Blacktown
  • Catholic OUSH St Michael’s, South Blacktown
  • Catholic Early Learning Centre St Michael's, South Blacktown
  • Nagle College, South Blacktown
  • St Thomas Aquinas Primary, Springwood
  • St Columba's Catholic College, Springwood
  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Bowral
  • Mater Dei Special School, Camden
  • Holy Cross Catholic Primary, Helensburg
  • St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Milton
  • St Michael's Catholic Parish Primary School, Mittagong
  • St Paul's Catholic Parish Primary School, Moss Vale
  • St Michael's Catholic Parish Primary School, Nowra
  • St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra
  • St Anthony's Catholic Parish Primary School, Picton