Exciting News About Modular Building Works.

Dear Parents & Guardians,

 I hope this finds all of you well and that you and your family are enjoying a relaxing Easter Break. 

I am pleased to share some very positive news in relation to the commencement of work to prepare the existing basketball courts and the area immediately bordering it, for the installation of the new modular building that will ultimately replace the K Building.

 Beginning tomorrow, 20th April, the Cabinpac team will be working to set up the site with their equipment and security fencing before embarking on groundworks and preparing access to utilities ahead of the arrival of the units themselves towards the end of May, before the start of the State Examinations.

We understand that the team will arrive on site each day from c. 7.15am each day and will endeavour to leave the hours between 8.00am and 9.00am; lunchtimes; and the end of the school day entirely free of any construction traffic so that staff and students can have unimpeded access through the school gates. While there will be access through the school gates outside of these designated times, it will be less safe, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists, given the likelihood of builders’ equipment and vehicles also using the gates. I would therefore appeal to everyone to try as far as possible to limit use of the entrances to these times and to exercise caution if arriving or leaving school during normal class time.

 Parents who require access to the site to collect their son/daughter in case of illness etc will of course continue to be welcome to use the car park near the front door of the school for this purpose.

There will be full Harris security and safety fencing in place around the construction site and the area will remain strictly out of bounds to students and school personnel alike for the duration of the project.

The completion date is envisaged for the middle of August so that students and teachers can have access to the new classrooms, science labs, art room, Home Economics room and ASD unit in time for the start of the new academic year this September.

Wishing all of you a peaceful and restorative remainder of the week before the start of the Summer Term.

Kind Regards,

Helen Dargan

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