Canterbury College Principal’s Update: For Wednesday 2 March 2022

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

Our best wishes and prayers continue to flow for those families who’ve experienced or are currently enduring flood inundation, isolation and electricity outages.

While we have opened the campus today for students who are able to get here, the option to continue learning by logging in remotely through Teams has been well-received, with high take-up rates.

There is no doubt the road network into Canterbury through Beenleigh has been stretched beyond capacity and there have been delays this morning, and no doubt again this evening too, when commuters are utilising this route.

We are told that some roads around us are opening up, but for some, the high-water mark has only just been reached, and it may be days until access is available to Canterbury from some directions.

We have been very fortunate to avoid seriously water-damaged classrooms, and to be located on High Road which has Beenleigh area road access, unlike many other Logan area schools.

For Secondary students who are anxious about assessment dates, please be assured that we will push due dates and checkpoints for assignments, and reschedule in class tests for all students.

We know there are some students who either cannot attend in person or remotely and this is quite okay!

No student will be disadvantaged academically as a result of these floods.

We will be liaising with the QCAA to ensure our Year 12s in particular – who are experiencing hardships as a result of the floods, receive all the special consideration that is available to them.

If families wish to take advantage of the option to learn remotely tomorrow or Friday, this continues to be a viable choice.

Teachers are preparing work at the moment that is suitable for face-to-face AND remote learning.

One of the very few benefits of this terrible COVID pandemic, is that it has given us the ability to move our education online very quickly.

At times like this, we realise what a huge community footprint we have, with Canterbury families stretching out in a wide 20-25 kilometre radius right around our campus.

That means each of our families will have experienced very different flooding conditions, from the least to the worst, and this is why we are openly offering whichever option suits your situation best.

Finally, as always – please stay safe!

Kind regards

Dan Walker

College Principal


If you cannot get here or access Remote Learning, please advise our Student Absentee channels, so we can be best prepared for daily classes – thank you!

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