School Rebuilds

TABLED IDEAS: Architect Ken Woodman (right) shows building plans to St Mary’s parish priest Fr Tony Shallue and school principal Colleen Wilkin. PHOTO: Greg O’Connor

A MYRTLEFORD school building damaged by fire last year is set to be rebuilt, with architects working on final drafts for the redevelopment.

Two classrooms at St Mary’s Primary School have been inactive since flames engulfed the building in October last year.

More than 200 children were evacuated at the time as CFA units from across the North East battled the blaze, sparked by an electrical fault.

Principal Colleen Wilkin said the foundation building was the last part of the school to be refurbished.

“We’re working on phase one of a two-phase redevelopment for the prep to grade two area,” she said.

“We’re using the shell of the building because the structure wasn’t compromised in the fire.”

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