Exciting move for Craighead boarders

23:56, Jul 25 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.

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.


The Timaru Herald