Exciting move for Craighead boarders

SAHIBAN KANWAL
Last updated 05:00 26/07/2014
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ALL PACKED: Craighead Diocesan School boarders, Bria Tapp, from left, Millie Morgan, Georgie Scott, Georgie Fleming, Robyn Wright and Mia Melhopt, are ready for the move to their new boarding house.

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Senior Craighead Diocesan School boarders are moving into a new $3 million boarding house tomorrow.

The building is part of a three-phase fundraising campaign headed by William Rolleston.

"It is a three-stage process - new boarding house [stage one], refurbishing the gymnasium complex [stage two] and strengthening Shand House [stage three]," said school principal Lindy Graham.

"We hope to raise over $8m and stage one, which cost just over $3m, is almost complete."

Graham said it was the little things about the new building causing excitement, like the state-of-the-art handdryers and the fancy shower nozzles.

The seniors were previously accommodated in the Len Home and Rhodes wings after part of the boarding school was demolished so earthquake-strengthening work could be done last year.

Year 7 to 9 students were moved to the gymnasium and some were accommodated temporarily in the school hall. They move into the Len Home wing this weekend.

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- The Timaru Herald

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