From the Principal

Dr. Andrew Cousins

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


It has been an extraordinary few days. On Sunday morning, as the waters were rising, we certainly did not predict the seriousness of what would emerge. Your ongoing support, understanding, and camaraderie are invaluable to our school, and I sincerely thank the Clayfield community.


Following the Premier’s announcement at lunchtime today, Clayfield College will be closed tomorrow, Friday 4 March 2022 for all students except children of essential workers.


The will be no remote learning, but we will move to self-directed learning for tomorrow for Prep to Year 12. Your child’s teacher will be emailing all students (Years 7 to 12) and students and parents (Prep to Year 6) with their relevant work. There will be no learning scheduled for Pre-Prep tomorrow.


Children of Essential Workers

We will provide supervision for children of essential workers for tomorrow. This will only be supervision (not classes) for these students who will be doing self-directed learning. 


Please be aware that this service is only available to the families that fit this category due to the number of people onsite and staffing arrangements. Can you please advise us by 4:00 pm today if your child will be attending the College tomorrow.



Co-Curricular Sport, Music and Activities

All co-curricular activities have been cancelled for today and tomorrow. Please see the College app for further updates.


The College Reception will be closed from 4:00 pm today and all day tomorrow. For all enquiries, please contact the Boarding House Reception on Ph:07 3262 0221.


Thank You

I would like to thank the Class Parent Leaders who have rallied around those families who have been impacted. Coordinating such things as meals, clothing and furniture, cleaning up and even picking up and dropping off students goes such a long way, and I know that these families very much appreciate any assistance they can get.


To the members of our community who have been impacted by this weather event, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. If your family has been affected and you require assistance of any kind, please let us know by contacting the Principal’s office via, and we will try to help in any way possible.


Many of us want to assist during times like this but are not really sure what they can do. We have been in contact with the Wesley Mission Queensland, who provides emergency relief to Queenslanders who are homeless or at-risk, struggling financially, experiencing mental health distress, and/or need food relief. They have created the Emergency Relief Appeal to help support Queenslanders in dire need at this very difficult and traumatic time. Donations can be made via their website.



Brisbane City Council is also coordinating the Mud Army who are calling for help to clean up homes and businesses affected by the flood. If you can assist, please register via the Council website.



I will continue to update the community as the situation evolves. Please stay safe in the coming period. The safety of our community is the priority at this time.