Makeover at school benefits community
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.