The NSW Department of Education has announced that some Central Coast schools will be closed on Friday 6 December due to bushfires in the area.

This list below was gathered by Playing in Puddles at 9.45pm Thursday 5 December 2019. To check for updates and to see if your school is later added, please click here.

The following schools will temporarily cease operations on 6 December due to bushfires in the area:

  • Batemans Bay Public School
  • Bobin Public School
  • Braidwood Central School
  • Brewongle Environmental Education Centre
  • Buxton Public School
  • Central Mangrove Public School
  • Clarence Town Public School
  • Colo Heights Public School
  • Congewai Public School
  • Ellalong Public School
  • Kulnura Public School
  • Laguna Public School
  • Macdonald Valley Public School
  • Maroota Public School
  • Millfield Public School
  • Mount Hunter Public School
  • Oakdale Public School
  • Orama Public School
  • Paxton Public School
  • Peats Ridge Public School
  • Picton High School
  • Picton Public School
  • Seaham Public School
  • Somersby Public School
  • Tahmoor Public School
  • The Oaks Public School
  • Thirlmere Public School
  • Warragamba Public School
  • Wisemans Ferry Public School
  • Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre
  • Wytaliba Public School.

The following independent schools will be non-operational on 6 December:

  • Central Coast Sports College
  • Chrysalis School for Rudolf Steiner
  • Macarthur Anglican School
  • Wollondilly Anglican School.

Website for Fire updates

To view the NSW Rural Fire Service map showing which areas currently have fires, click here.

App for fire updates

To download the Fires Near Me NSW smartphone app, click here. From here you can set a “watch zone” which will give you updates on notifications of any fires in those zones. You can set multiple zones so you can be covered for work, school, home, etc.

Bushfire survival plan

Click here to read the NSW Rural Fire Service has a bushfire survival plan .

Thank you to all the wonderful firefighters, rural fire service people and SES volunteers for all that you are doing.

Stay safe everyone.