Message from the Principal


​​Hello and happy new year to our James Nash community,

Thank you for your positive comments and support as we work together to respond to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. 

As announced by the Premier, the start of the 2022 school year in Queensland will move from 24 January to 7 February to avoid opening schools during the predicted peak of the Omicron wave and allow more time for children to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. On site school resumes for all students on Monday 7 February, regardless of their vaccination status.

Student of essential workers and vulnerable students

Our school will remain open for children of essential workers and children experiencing vulnerability during this period. Essential workers are only those who absolutely must continue to attend their workplace during this time. The Department of Education has asked all parents to consider the Chief Health Officer’s advice and stay home with your children if you can.

We are reducing the number of staff on our school site to minimise transmission and further protect the health and safety of our school community, so supervision will be minimal. There will be no formal instruction of students during this time and we encourage that students only attend school as a last resort.

If you need to send your child to school you must ensure your child is well and not displaying any signs of illness. If they are, we will contact you for your student to be sent home. 


All students are expected to wear masks on site. If students are refusing to comply with the Chief Health Officers directives, they will be sent home. Students on site are required to wear uniform. Our school Tuckshop will be available for all students and staff on site with a reduced menu for the first 2 weeks for those in attendance. 

School staff will supervise any students who attend school. We will not be providing teaching activities during this time, nor are you expected to supervise remote learning for students who remain at home.

However, if you would like to support your child’s learning during this time you can access the Department of Education’s learning@home website. This site contains a range of student learning material and links to other high-quality education websites.

I realise these latest developments may create challenges for families; please be assured these decisions have been taken as a necessary response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Uniform shop

We have decided to extend the uniform shop opening hours to alleviate high volumes of people attending in a short period of time. Please stay tuned the James Nash Facebook page for updates. The extended hours beyond those already posted earlier on this page are:

  • Monday 24 January 9am – 11am
  • Tuesday 25 January 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 26 January 7am – 9am

More information

This link is a very comprehensive, constantly updated list of frequently asked questions. ​Please read it before asking questions, as it may answer them for you.

Office hours

Our office officially reopens for general business on Wednesday 19 January. We would appreciate it if parents refrained from coming to the office unless absolutely necessary. Please call the school in the first instance.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our community and we are also thinking of those families who are doing it tough with the recent floods.

Stay safe. 

Jackson Dodd
James Nash State High School​ Principal​

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Last reviewed 17 January 2022
Last updated 17 January 2022