Updated 6:11 pm, 23 February - Information from the Ministry of Education:
All schools and early childhood education services in Christchurch City, Selwyn District and Waimakariri District must remain closed for the rest of the week.
Schools, ECE services, parents and students in Christchurch City should follow Civil Defence advice about the conditions of the state of emergency.
PLEASE NOTE - TEACHERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PHONE ALL STUDENTS FROM THEIR CLASSES TO PASS ON THIS INFORMATION. Any questions or comments, please post a comment below.
Carol Kendall on behalf of Liz and Staff.
Updated 3:45 am - Latest Civil Defence information available here.
Updated 10:10 pm - Please check the Ministry of Education earthquake updates for schools. If you have any questions, please post a comment at the bottom of this post, and we'll do our best to answer. Schools definitely closed tomorrow Wednesday 23 February.
We hope you and your families are all safe and well.
Apologies about the lateness of this update, I've just got power back on here at home in Avonhead.
I have heard news on TV reporting that all schools are to be closed until further notice. However, please check here for further updates (unless I lose power again) in case the situation is different in the Selwyn district. You may possibly also hear directly from your child's classroom teacher, as in the 4 September quake. I will update as soon as possible.