School turns to face community

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The first phases of Toko­roa Cen­tral School’s re­fur­bish­ment is al­most com­plete with the new ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing near com­ple­tion.

The school’s up­grade plans have been in mo­tion for more than a year when an ar­chi­tect was brought in to de­tail plans to open the school up to the community.

‘‘We feel that we have our back to the community. What we have al­ways wanted to do is turn around the school so that is more open to the pub­lic. We wanted to move the ad­min­is­tra­tion part around so that it is in the front part of the school.

‘‘We want the community to feel wel­come.

We want to wel­come ev­ery­one into our school,’’ prin­ci­pal Ti­naMa­ree Hooper said.

The plan­ning process be­gan in Fe­bru­ary last year, which in­cludes a new en­trance and path­way.

The school has a site plan which has been worked on by an ar­chi­tect.

‘‘We want the changes on the out­side to re­flect all of the great work that has been done, and is be­ing done on the inside.’’

The ad­min­is­tra­tion block will be com­pleted within the com­ing weeks and will be used by the school dur­ing the next term.

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