Students from schools across the Illawarra have been sent home as the deluge of rain threatens has everyone on edge. Dapto and Kanahooka high schools have been closed while others are providing supervision and allowing students to go home. Fairy Meadows' Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School also has been closed as has St Anthony's Primary in Picton. LIVE UPDATES: The Illawarra hit by torrential rain - as it happens Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts closed at midday due to the wild weather. Minimal student supervision will be provided in the school hall, principal Paul Ryan said. Woonona High School principal Caroline David told her school community via Facebook that localised flooding had impacted the school's entrance points. Everyone was safe but children were allowed to follow procedures and be signed out for the day under supervision. SES personnel were monitoring road closures around the school. Mid morning Figtree High School principal Dan Ovens issued a similar statement earlier in the day. "We ask all parents/carers of Figtree High School students to pick up your children early, as soon as possible today. If you are unable to do this, please know that we will continue to provide supervision to ensure the safety of everyone." He later advised the community the school would be closed on Friday, after American Creek, at the school's rear, had broken its banks. "School operations resume on Tuesday 26 April for staff (the day after Anzac Day) and for students on Wednesday 27 April (Week A)," Mr Ovens wrote. The situation was similar at Unanderra Public school where there also was localised flooding. It is understood Edmund Rice College organised buses to take its students home early. The NSW Education Department website lists the closed schools as: Closed Catholic schools: This list will be updated throughout the day.