|An excavator on the site of the lunch|
room at New Norfolk High School.
Other classrooms to be pulled down this week include the old typing and commerce rooms as well as the original main entrance, toilets, a staffroom, welfare office and the school nurse's rooms. These comprise the Bristol Block, a prefabricated aluminium building imported from England.
In addition to the demolition of the original 1954 buildings, significant upgrades are occurring in several parts of the school. This ranges from painting and the installation of new technologies in some areas, to the complete refurbishing of the Grade 7 block which was built in the late 1970s.
|A sketch of how the landscaping may look.|
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- Thorough refurbishment of the Grade 7 block, including new windows, carpet, paint, doors, meeting and ICT facilities and a new entrance.
- Demolition of buildings that are no longer required, based on current and projected enrolments.
- Civil works and landscaping of the front and central zones of the school, including an assembly courtyard and outdoor learning and recreation spaces.
- The Memorial Garden will stay in its current location and will frame one side of the new outdoor assembly stage.
- Many new trees, both for shade and visual attractiveness.
- New surfaces will include a combination of grass, concrete and compacted gravel, sandstone blocks and smooth boulders.
- A ramp to the front office.