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I really hope you all had a lovely holiday break. It’s great to have everyone back at school and to be planning for a ‘normal’ term. Mark Benbow (Property Manager) is very excited to be able to use the outdoor hose again and all sorts of things will be able to be cleaned and freshened up!
It was great to see so many of you back onsite yesterday afternoon to pick up your children and I know they would have been excited to show you their classrooms again.
Over the holiday break the work began to install heat pumps in every classroom. This is going to make a huge difference in the summer months when many of our rooms become like ovens. Work has finished to stop water leaking into the back wall of the hall and through the toilet roof flashings. The next stage will be to fix up the internal walls and ceilings and this should happen in the summer holidays or before.
The quotes are in to construct a new, large meeting room in the foyer and an extra office space inside the Admin area. As the school and staff has grown, we have found ourselves more and more pushed for meeting space (especially larger groups) and we have often felt that the large foyer area is under-utilised.
The tender process is underway for our big outdoor improvement project. We’re still on track to get the work done during the summer holidays and it will make a massive improvement to using our amphitheatre for play and learning.
Thanks for all your cheerful greetings in the mornings and afternoons, it’s lovely to pass the time of day with you and stay in touch.