For a full list of schools and early childhood education and care services closed on Monday 27 March 2017 due to Cyclone Debbie, please visit the schools closure website at [ Link ].

Emergency Closures Home Page
With the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a tropical cyclone developing in North Queensland over the weekend, take a look at how you can prepare.

Get Ready - Cyclones
Congratulations to Shailer Park State High School deputy principal Sharyn Angel on winning an inaugural Commonwealth Bank Teaching Fellowship Award. These prestigious awards recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching and school leadership. What a well-deserved achievement for an amazing school leader!
Queensland state schools will receive a $200 million infrastructure funding boost in the new Advancing Queensland Schools program. [ Link ]

Advancing Queensland State Schools
Parents - did you know that when a learner first gets their P-plates they are 6 times more likely to have a serious crash? Join the Drive has a range of tips available to help keep your P-plater safe. Take a look at [ Link ].
IMPORTANT: Four batches of EpiPens have been recalled due to a defective part. If you’ve purchased an EpiPen 300 microgram adrenaline injection auto-injector, click the link below to check which batch numbers and expiry dates are affected.

EpiPens recalled over failure to activate
Tickets for the 2017 Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage spectacular are now on sale! Don’t miss out on what promises to be one of the performance events of the year when over 1800 Prep to Year 12 state school students from across Queensland show off their talents.

Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage 2017
Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s newest character, who is encouraging us all to see the world a little differently.

Sesame Street introduces new character Julia, the first Muppet with autism
Regional and remote students - would you like an opportunity to develop and showcase your talent and skills? Enter 'On Song' with your best original song and you could win a unique songwriting experience to help find your voice as a singer-songwriter. Don't miss out!
Today is Harmony Day. Take a look at how you can get involved and celebrate cultural diversity. [ Link ]

Harmony Day – Everyone belongs
Move over Hollywood, Queensland has a new star! Meet Jakob from Pimpama State Primary College – winner of SEQWater’s Search for a Safey Star competition. Keep an eye out for him in an upcoming Easter campaign. Congratulations Jakob!
Love your work Lower Tully State School – thank you for delivering a powerful message on the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence!
Fun fact: apples make you superfast! Congratulations to Sunset State School for all the positive recognition they’re receiving for their amazing nutrition program. The Project Carrie Bickmore
More than 300,000 students from 550 schools across Queensland are coming together today to support the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Show your support, take a stand and say Bullying. No Way! ‪#‎BullyingNoWay ‪#‎TakeaStandTogether ‪#‎NDA2017
MISSING: 14-year-old girl last seen in Deception Bay on February 28 wearing denim shorts, a black mid-rift shirt and socks with no shoes. She is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 165cm tall, of a slim build with long ginger hair. If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Missing girl, Deception Bay - Queensland Police News
Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say on Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training: An action plan for Queensland. The plan aims to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the best possible education and assist with transition to training, higher education and employment.

Indigenous portal
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence is just around the corner. It’s a day for us all to Take a Stand Together and get involved with our school communities to deliver the message that bullying and violence are NEVER OK! #NDA2017 #BullyingNoWay #TakeaStandTogether
Take a look at how staff at Sunset State School are working together to give students a helping hand to make every day count. #everydaycounts

Meet the outback school using fresh food to change lives
Today is Commonwealth Day! Celebrate peace, equality and democracy at your school with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games learning resources. #Embracing2018 Embracing 2018 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Learning Resources
There’s only one week left before the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence! Schools across Australia are getting ready to say 'Bullying. No Way!' on Friday March 17. Join the movement! #NDA2017 #BullyingNoWay #TakeaStandTogether