The occasion was an opportunity to reflect on the hard work that was put into the new classrooms.
Over the school break, a lot of work had begun in preparation for stage one of the rebuild project and the completion of the new school classrooms.
Principal Tania Morgan said for stage one buildings will be demolished next month.
“These are the classrooms for the music room, councillor’s room, the school library and two classrooms next to it,” Morgan said.
“In preparation for losing four classrooms, the refurbished burnt out classroom and the open learning classrooms are to cater for these classes.”
Morgan said the Maori department will relocate to the new classrooms which will free up classrooms at the top block for the classes that will be shifting out.
“It was important for us to have a plan in place first before we demolished any of our buildings.
“Having the new refurbished classroom and the open learning classroom completed is awesome as we can now start planning the demolition of the four classrooms,” Morgan said.
Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) project manager for the school’s new classroom is a former Tereora College student Sally Hosking.
Morgan said it was great to have a former student further her studies and return to invest in the rebuild.
Four containers are arriving that will be used for offices and one will be stationed up at the top block.
“It will act as another office which one of our senior management members will operate from up there.
Morgan said she is pleased with the progress so far and is looking forward to further developments that are scheduled to take place before the end of the year.
Meanwhile Tereora College’s senior students are well underway in their studies as they prepare for examinations that begin this week.
- Melody Cargill