KINTORE Street School has lost a piece of its history but is putting its best foot forward to the future.
After being allocated $2.65 million in the 2015-16 Northern Territory budget to spend on infrastructure, the school has demolished its old administration building and started the exciting rebuild process.
The new building is expected to be operational by May.
Principal Margaret Chamberlain said the infrastructure would not have been possible without the funding injection.
“We definitely need it,’ she said.
“We’ve filled the classrooms before they are even built.
“We’ve been planning for this for awhile.”
The new structure will include two new classrooms, a library, a staff room and an administration area.
The previous structure had a long history – it was even a part of the old railway prior to becoming a school building, however, it was no longer practical.
Construction was delayed so a specialist team could come in and dispose of asbestos after the old building had been demolished.
“The construction company have been very good,” Mrs Chamberlain said.
“They’ve worked mostly over the holidays and done a very good job.”
When the building opens during term two this year, the administration aspects of the building will provide much-needed space for the staff working at the school.
“I’m just excited to have my own office,” Mrs Chamberlain laughed.