SCHOOLS and businesses around the state have rallied to help Dunalley Primary School following its devastation by bushfire and as it waits to find out where pupils will start the 2013 year.
Education Minister Nick McKim visited the gutted ruins of the 128-year-old school with principal Matthew Kenny, school association chairwoman Elizabeth Knox and senior department representatives yesterday.
It follows a visit by Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Premier Lara Giddings on Monday.
The fire destroyed all the classrooms and left only the hall and toilets.
Mr McKim said he was awaiting advice regarding the restoration of the site, including when access may be gained.
Ms Knox has launched a new website - www.newdunalley school.com - and in an open letter said they still had their school, they only needed some buildings.
"We have total commitment from our community, we just need commitment from our leaders," she wrote.
Tasmanian State School Parents and Friends president Jenny Eddington said individuals, school communities and businesses around the state and in Victoria had offered donations, and a register would be set up.