School changing shape

Part of the old Kurow Area School has been demolished and steel was being hoisted into place...
Part of the old Kurow Area School has been demolished and steel was being hoisted into place yesterday to create the framework for the building that will replace it. Photo by David Bruce.
Demolishing the brick junior school at Waitaki Valley School in Kurow has been completed as part of the $3.9 million redevelopment on the site.

Items such as the old school bell and flagpole have been retained by the board of trustees, along with the tongue-and-groove flooring and floor joists from the building.

The flagpole and bell will be resited as part of the redevelopment and some of the flooring will be used in the reception area of the new building.

Waitaki Valley School opened in 2004 on the Kurow Area School site following the merger of the Hakataramea Valley, Otematata and Kurow schools.

The project is still on track for completion before the start of the next school year.

 

 

 

 

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