Principal Mairi Heather spoke to staff, students and family members who gathered to celebrate the renovated room.
“This building was initially down for demolition in 2012 by the Ministry of Education, but our PTA fought hard and it is still standing today.
“It was those PTA members who first started to fundraise for the renovations in this classroom and we are very greatful to have finally achieved that,” Heather said.
The renovations started in the first week of the recent school holidays to get the room complete for Term 3.
PTA chairperson Teina Heather said a big part of the success of the project, was the fundraising done by the school.
“We received tremendous support from the community and it is really nice that they all can feel a bit of ownership of the room and be part of what a room like this will mean for the school.”
Next on the fundraising agenda will be a school raffle starting in October, which will go towards the long-term goal of renovating the woodwork room next to the kitchen. The major prize will be a $3000 mountain bike.