IN an instant, 145 years of history was swept away leaving Telegraph Point village's little school in tatters.
Desks, chairs, carpets, books and children's paintings were strewn across the play area on Thursday morning, as clean-up crews moved in to gut what was left of the buildings.
Principal Duncan Adams said he is humbled by the support the school has received from the community and the education sector across the state.
We are a proud a resilient community.School principal Duncan Adams
Telegraph Point Public School was established in 1876 and is currently home to 130 students from kindergarten to year six.
On Friday, March 19 just after 11am, the emergency evacuation plan was triggered.
The damage left behind from four days of raging floodwaters, that have wiped out more than six homes in the Telegraph Point community, is heart-breaking.
"We are a proud a resilient community," Mr Adams said.
"We are supporting each other and for everyone now, it's about just getting on with it."
Telegraph Point Public School students will relocate to Hastings Secondary College's Westport campus on Monday, March 29.
Westport campus principal Ian Ross said in the midst of the flood crisis, the strength of the public school community shines through.
"We have allocated a separate area for Telegraph Public School at the campus. The college community is looking forward to sharing the space with students and teachers," Mr Ross said.
"This creates a unique opportunity where the two schools can work together on kindergarten to year 12 teaching and learning and deepen our relationship with our Hastings Valley Community of Schools community."
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has confirmed that Telegraph Point Public School will be reopened once repairs have been carried out.
"Having seen the damage at the school first-hand, I want to assure the community that Telegraph Point Public School is currently being fully assessed for flood damage with debris cleared away and preparations underway for the school to be rehabilitated," Mrs Williams said.
"These works are expected to take some time and I ask the school community to be patient while these repair works are carried out."
Students will be transported to and from Westport campus with Busways.
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