Bayfield High School's front entrance is about to get a $1.3
million facelift, following confirmation the Ministry of
Education will provide funding for the project.
Principal Judith Forbes said the school planned to rebuild
the Student Services Centre, which incorporates the student
office, sick bays and counselling service rooms.
The front entrance would also be redeveloped as part of the
project, she said.
''It will be a staged rebuild because it is a high-use part
of the school.
''We have to do it in stages so we can continue to use it
during construction,'' Mrs Forbes said.
She said the development project would encompass three
buildings - two of which were built in the early 1990s, and
one which was built as part of the original school in 1961.
The buildings had become ''less fit for purpose'' in recent
years, she said.
While tenders for the rebuild had not yet been awarded, Mrs
Forbes said the ministry was expected to provide up to $1.3
million for the project.
''It will definitely improve student services. It will mean
that it will be better for families when they come to the
''It will give a fresher, more modern entrance to the school.
''The whole idea is to build something that's a bit more
functional for everybody,'' she said.
Construction is expected to begin in December and be
completed by term four next year.