Baldivis’ Tranby College classrooms flooded after severe weather

Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby's photo of The Rivergums, flooded, in Baldivis this afternoon.
Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby's photo of The Rivergums, flooded, in Baldivis this afternoon.

STUDENTS from Tranby Junior and Senior School finished classes early this week after classrooms were flooded due to a torrential downpour.

All senior science classrooms, woodwork, art, and several offices were flooded by severe weather today.

The junior school’s Year Five and Six classrooms, as well as the Indonesian, tin shed and art rooms suffered flooding.

In a statement posted on the school’s Facebook page, college principal Dr Clayton Massey said without power and habitable rooms, students in Years Five to 12 were collected early.

She said damage had been assessed and all classes would be cancelled in any room that was flooded, until the rooms were inspected and certified safe by an electrician.

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“Carpets, furniture and fittings must be dried, cleaned and treated for the after effects of water such as fungal spores and in many cases, fittings will need to be removed and replaced,” she said.

“As a result, there will be no classes for Years 3 to 10 for the last two days of the term as we begin to repair damage.

“Classes for Kindergarten to Year two will continue in normal classrooms and classes in Years 11 and 12 will take place in unaffected classrooms.

Dr Massey asked parents to keep their children in Years 3 to 10 home on Thursday and Friday.

Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby also posted photos on his Facebook page of the Rivergums area in Baldivis, flooded by water.