Thousands of local children avoided class today, due to extensive flooding.
All primary and intermediate schools across the city were closed, as well as all kindergartens.
Conditions were considered too dangerous as a result of widespread flooding and road closures.
Severe flooding in South Dunedin meant both Queens' and Kings' high schools were also shut.
And in Mosgiel a damaged boiler forced the closure of Taieri College.
Other secondary schools stayed open, as did the university and polytechnic.
University staff say mid-year exams are running smoothly, thanks in part to the proximity of student flats to the campus.