BY GEORGINA KEKEA
ST Joseph’s Tenaru school has decided to delay the start of the school year by a week. This is due to bad weather currently affecting the country.
Speaking to Island Sun, school principal Mr Abraham Hihiru says he had sought advice from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and the meteorology office before making this decision.
Hihiru says normally during rainy times like this, the school will experience rising waters affecting the school ablution.
“Based on their advice, I had advised parents that school will be delayed by another week. Hopefully the system should calm down at the end of the week and on 4th February we should see students coming to school.”
Hihiru said the met office has confirmed that the bad weather has intensified and any decision next week will once again consider advice from NDMO and the met office.
Also, Hihiru says currently the school is experiencing power blackout due to the heavy rainfall.
He says during heavy rain, the school will experience power blackout which in turn causes water cuts.
Toppled with that Hihiru says the water table has risen and in such conditions the ablution blocks will be affected.
With that the school principal says it is advisable that parents listen out to SIBC and the newspaper outlets for further details on the weather condition and for messages from the school administration.
Hihiru says parents wishing to know more on the current situation of the school, should contact him on cell phone 7458124.
St Joseph’s Tenaru Catholic school is expecting 590 students this year.