New school in sight


New school in sight

Another brick: principal Brett Windsor inspects demolition at Leongatha Secondary College as part of the new building project.

CONSTRUCTION of the revamped Leongatha Secondary College has started.

College principal Brett Windsor said the first slab was likely to be poured over the school holidays.

“At the moment, they are working on preparing the area by demolishing buildings and clearing the site,” Mr Windsor said.

“There will definitely be a Year 7 to 9 building and a Year 10 to 12 building. There is also going to be a visual art building.

“The unknown is whether or not the new staff centre will be included. At the moment it isn’t, but we will have to see how it plays out.”

The works, carried out by TS Constructions of Wonthaggi, is scheduled to take 16 months, however Mr Windsor believes work would be finished inside that time.

“We will be relocating in a staged approach. As buildings are completed, we will be moving in,” he said.

“This means we don’t have to wait until the entire job is finished before we can start making use of the rooms.”

Mr Windsor said staff are excited about seeing things happen, while students seem to be taking the prospect of new school buildings in their stride.

“We haven’t experienced too much disruption so far, but there is likely to be a few traffic challenges arise after the holidays,” he said.

The current school building will remain the administration centre for the time being and may be used to hold specialist classes once the move is complete.

In other school news, Mr Windsor said the school itself is in the process of being rebranded, including new school uniforms.

He said there will be some new elements to the uniform, as well as some improvements on the existing and from 2013, the new uniform would be worn by all year levels.

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