Makeover at school ben­e­fits com­mu­nity

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

Class­rooms at Whaka­maru School are get­ting a facelift – bring­ing them up to the same stan­dard as the rest of the school.

This is part of a project cost­ing more than $ 100,000.

Prin­ci­pal Jill McArthur said rooms four and five are 51 years old and needed to be up­graded to in­vite a warmer at­mos­phere.

‘‘ The re­fur­bish­ing is of the last two class­rooms be­cause we al­ready have three class­rooms done,’’ she said.

‘‘ We want to cre­ate an at­trac­tive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for all of the stu­dents.

‘‘ One class­room is spare and we are go­ing to make that into an art space where chil­dren can cre­ate things and not have to worry about spilling some­thing on the floor,’’ Ms McArthur said.

‘‘ The hall will also be ren­o­vated be­cause it isn’t just for the school but is avail­able to meet the needs of com­mu­nity groups as well,’’ she said.

‘‘ We are en­larg­ing the kitchen and also re­fur­bish­ing it so there will be new cab­i­netry and join­ery.

‘‘ The so­cial worker’s of­fice will be mod­ernised and class­rooms will be fit­ted with new com­puter benches.’’

The project is ex­pected to be fin­ished within six weeks.

UN­DER­WAY: Whaka­maru School prin­ci­pal Jill McArthur in one of the class­rooms be­ing re­fur­bished.

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