Exciting move for Craighead boarders
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