Very spe­cial gala for the com­mu­nity

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A school devastated by a sus­pected ar­son is in­ject­ing some fun into the com­mu­nity with its an­nual gala.

Rich­mond Rd School’s gala is on Satur­day from 11am to 3pm, at 113 Rich­mond Rd.

Po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the sus­pi­cious fire that de­stroyed a toi­let block, gut­ted one class­room and se­verely dam­aged three oth­ers in the early hours of Jan­uary 12.

Four tem­po­rary class­rooms were in­stalled to ac­com­mo­date stu­dents while re­pairs com­pleted.

The fire hap­pened just weeks be­fore the be­gin­ning of the school year.

‘‘With the sup­port of staff, the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, we are back on our feet and up and run­ning again,’’ prin­ci­pal Jonathan Ram­say says.

‘‘We are very grate­ful to ev­ery­one who helped us to start the year on time.

‘‘We want to re­pay some of that gen­eros­ity by putting on a re­ally spe­cial gala for the whole com­mu­nity.’’

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