Students in flood-affected Queensland schools could be given special consideration for exams.

More than five schools at Bundaberg, in the state's south-east, started the school year later than the rest of the state because of the January floods.

Some students have had to use boats to get to school or to have work delivered to them at home.

Queensland Education Minister John Paul Langbroek says students are encouraged to seek help if they need it.

"As we come towards the QCS [Queensland Core Skills] exam we'll give consideration to anyone at the local level who believes they've been disadvantaged by what's happened," Mr Langbroek said.

"If they feel it's affected their ability to be able to perform - either in exams or if they have any problems with their schooling - the best thing we can do is have early intervention.

"The last thing we want is to deal with it in September when we could have been dealing with it in March."

Mr Langbroek says principals in Bundaberg and Maryborough have indicated there has been an emotional impact on students.

"Getting kids back to school is the best thing we can do," he said.

"We've actually had some of those schools providing work to community members to take the students via boat.

"I know it's different but we'd rather get the work to them than say just sit back in your house, don't do any work at all."


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