“It is an exciting time and it’s also a very special time for us,” he said.
“The community has been through quite severe circumstances, but to be here today to see the start of a magnificent new era for the school is something very special of which we should all be proud.”
Education Minister Peter Collier today joined the principal and students in turning the first sod on the site to mark the occasion.
The community has been actively involved in planning the new $11.2million school after fire destroyed 80 per cent of the buildings last year.
The new school will consist of:
• a two-storey building behind the restored façade with 12 classrooms, an inclusive education classroom, a dental therapy unit, activity areas, administration area and medical room
• covered assembly area (with kitchen)
• refurbished library
• hard courts... more