Students from the Builyan State School remember the floods.
Students from the Builyan State School remember the floods. Christopher Chan GLABOYN

Builyan State School has moved on from floods

NEXT month will mark six months since the January flood which devastated parts of Queensland, including the region's Boyne Valley.

Builyan State School Principal Amelia Cooper said her school was lucky to escape without damage.

"Some staff and students were temporarily flooded out," she said.

"Luckily we have qualified relief teachers and teacher aides who live locally and we could send work out by email to the students who were cut off."

Mrs Copper said the shocking event had brought the community closer together.

"The floods really forced everyone to rely on each other," she said.

"The (Builyan) community did an amazing job pulling together and helping everyone out.

"Our students saw real mateship and leadership in action."

Mrs Cooper said the community spirit witnessed during and after the flood event continues to be seen in Builyan State School every day.

"We have officially inducted our year 6 and 7 students as school captains in a leadership ceremony last term, and last month our school commemorated Anzac Day with our first ceremony featuring students performing songs and poetry," Mrs Cooper said.

"We have also started many extra-curricular activities before and after school with parent volunteer support."

Builyan State School has several exciting projects ahead, including competing in the Opti-Minds Creative Sustainability challenge and annual school Fete which will take place on September 14.



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