As the school roll at Whangarei Girls High School had continued to grow from 1108 pupils in 2010 to 1400 in 2017 - students at the Northland secondary school will able to move out of meeting rooms, resource rooms, in the hall foyer and the whare into a $6.8m classroom block due to be completed at the end of 2017.
The new classroom block features 10 new classrooms of which seven of the classrooms are to accommodate the growing roll while three are to replace ageing classrooms. The classrooms will house the art department, commerce, student support, and literacy centre.
"The architects have done a fabulous job of designing the new block and were definitely mindful of making sure the new block was in keeping with the rest of the school - not the same but in keeping," Principal Anne Cooper said.
The new block will be on the corner of Manse St and Lupton Ave, going along Manse St.
Source: Northern Advocate