Outram School acting principal Amber Paterson examines the school administration block, which needs a new roof. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
The Outram School administration block needs a new roof and
the contract is up for tender.
The block, which contains the office, staffroom and
principal's office, has had a leaky roof for some time.
Acting principal Amber Paterson said the leaks were because
the building was old.
The school had had a temporary fix done.
However, the roof needed more than that, she said.
School pupils would not be affected.
The Ministry of Education had recognised there was a problem
and provided funding for the work.
According to the Ministry of Education's advertising, main
contractors were invited to submit registrations of interest.
The project involved removing and recladding walls identified
as leaky, plus
removal of all flat roofs and reconstructing to falls with
Corrugate covering, as well as work on all associated
The approximate value of the work was $120,000.
It was to be carried out in December 2014 and January 2015.
Applications closed on Monday.
Outram school celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.
It caters to pupils from new entrants to year 8.
The school has a role of 215, and nine full-time classrooms.