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School Closures

Saturday, 27 January 2024

Catholic schools within the Townsville Diocese are expected to resume on Monday, 29 January, 2024 after being closed on Thursday due to Ex Tropical Cyclone Kirrily.

Power has been restored to schools in Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, Charters Towers and The Whitsundays. There are still some schools in Townsville which are without power. These sites will be monitored over the remainder of the weekend.

Communication regarding any disruption to schools resuming on Monday will come directly from your school community.

Thursday, 25 January 2024 

Based on advice from the Bureau of Meteorology, several Catholic schools within our Diocese will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 25 January 2024.

Information regarding the Catholic school closures will be communicated with families via their school. It is expected that students will return to school on Monday 29 January, unless updated communications are received.

Catholic schools closing on Thursday, 25 January 2024 include:


- Gilroy Santa Maria College, Ingham

- Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Ingham

- St Peter’s Catholic School, Halifax

- St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie


- Good Shepherd Catholic School, Rasmussen

- Holy Spirit Catholic School, Cranbrook

- Ignatius Park College, Townsville

- Marian Catholic School, Currajong

- Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan

- Southern Cross Catholic College, Annandale

- St Anthony’s Catholic College, Deeragun

- St Benedict’s Catholic School, Shaw

- St Clare’s Catholic School, Burdell

- St Joseph’s Catholic School, Mundingburra

- St Joseph’s Catholic School, The Strand

- St Margaret Mary’s College, Hyde Park

- St Patrick’s College, Townsville


- St Michael’s Catholic School, Palm Island


- Burdekin Catholic High School, Ayr

- St Colman’s Catholic School, Home Hill

- St Francis Catholic School, Ayr


- St Catherine’s Catholic College, The Whitsundays

- St John Bosco Catholic School, Collinsville

- St Mary’s Catholic School, Bowen


- Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers

The Townsville Catholic Education Office will also be closed.

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