Lifestyle

Not even floods could stop these kids going back to school

Condong Public School Principal Terry Timms with children on their first day.
Condong Public School Principal Terry Timms with children on their first day. John Gass

IT was back to school for most Tweed students on Wednesday but some found it harder than others.

Tumbulgum Public School was closed as the flood cleanup continued.

A school spokeswoman said the school was unsure when it would open its doors to students but the cleanup would start today.

"We have people coming in tomorrow to assess the school," the spokeswoman said.

Condong Public School was open but half the students were unable to attend because floodwaters had cut roads.

Murwillumbah public school. First day of school. Tess Greasley, Cree Johnson, Tiarna Watkins.
Murwillumbah public school. First day of school. Tess Greasley, Cree Johnson, Tiarna Watkins. John Gass

Condong principal Terry Timms said there was a good sense of community at smaller schools and it showed after the floodwater receded yesterday.

"We had two parents just turn up out of the blue to help clean up," Mr Timms said.

"They couldn't get to work so came down to the school to give a hand."

Condong Public School was cleared away in time for the first classes with only a fallen tree in the playground as a reminder of the weekend's wild weather.

Condong School welcomed nine kindergarten children this year pushing the student population up to 70.

Rebecca and Ronnie Vickery dropped their only child Acer to Murwillumbah Public School for his first day.

"We are a little lost at the moment," Mrs Vickery said.

"We were looking forward to it, now we were just a bit nervous," Mr Vickery said.

Acer said he was not look forward to school.

It was a different story for Angela Daniel's daughter Summer who was also going to Murwillumbah Public School.

Summer looks forward to seeing friends, the classroom and liked her teacher.

Topics:  back to school tweed flood 2013



Juniors a big winner of NSW Tweed camp

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley at the announcement at Mantra on Salt, Kingscliff on Friday

A win-win for both side and community

Man arrested in front of daughters to do weekend time

Man held in custody as he was refused bail in court.

Man to spend weekend in cell for weapons and drugs charges

NSW selects Tweed as Origin training base

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley announces the new training location at Mantra on the Tweed Shire Coast for next years NRL State of Origin Series .

The NSW Origin squad will train on the Tweed in 2017.

Local Partners

No Murwillumbah ward specialist as changes flagged

A LACK of patients means a children's specialist is unavailable at Murwillumbah Hospital and those children who need one are taken to Tweed Heads.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Cooly sings out for carols

Santa gets ready to skydive into the Coolangatta Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 13. Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Santa dropping in for Christmas Carols at Coolangatta

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Obama's private struggle laid bare in film

Australian actor Devon Terrell portrays a young Barack Obama in the Netflix original movie Barry. Supplied by Netflix.

Filmakers focus in on Obama's legacy

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!