A flurry of activity has occurred at Margaret River Independent School (MRIS) over the school holidays with the installation of two prefabricated classrooms and the initial construction of a Nature Playground.
MRIS Chairperson Jessica Worrall said the project required the school kiln to be relocated to enable crane access, and clearing associated with the required Asset Protection Zone (APZ) under the Bushfire Management Plan.
“Currently the classroom surrounds – ramps, steps and landscaping – are being finished and I am happy to say the whole building project is on schedule, cost and time-wise,” Ms Worrall said.
The new classrooms will allow for single stream classes and echo the aesthetics of current classrooms at the school.
The $300,000 project was funded by a $100,000 Capital Grant from the Federal Government and a $170,000 Low Interest Loan from the WA State Government.
Year 4 and Year 5 students will begin taking classes in the buildings on Monday, and the school is seeking help from parents and the school community to set-up the classrooms, finish off surrounds, and assist with the nature playground.
“Both June (MRIS Business Manager) and I are really happy with how the classrooms look and their seamless integration into the landscape,” said Ms Worrall.
“This new building project will allow MRIS to grow into the future.”
The Nature Playground will be completed in the next few weeks and a formal opening of the classrooms is also planned.