Tropical Cyclone Debbie struck the Central Queensland Region on 11 April, 2017. As a result of this enormously devastating weather event, the Sarina Range suffered a massive landslide severing access to Sarina via the Sarina-Marlborough Road. Nearly a third of our students had their access to school cut off indefinitely. As a result, some staff and families were facing a daily three hour commute to attend school via an alternate route over the Koumala Range's dirt road.
The decision was taken to bring in a brand new temporary modular classroom on an alternate site at the top of the range at Colston Park. The Nebo/Sarina Range CWA - and QCWA - agreed to the use of their land, and so Swayneville State School Sarina Range Campus was established. In FOUR DAYS this building was shipped in, established and ready for teaching and learning. The Sarina Range Campus opened its doors on Tuesday 18 April, 2017 - the first day of term 2.
Swayneville State School now has two fully functioning campuses for our students. Enrolments are welcome for either campus.
All administration and school accesses are through the administration at the Main Campus. We have one school, one vision, one principal - but we have two campuses 70km apart!