An official opening for the new classroom block will take place on Thursday 10th December at 11am. Cardinal John Dew will bless and open the classrooms.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this celebration and to have a look through the classrooms.
This year sees a new classroom block being built here at St Benedict’s School. This is the biggest building project that has taken place since Room 7 was added several years ago. Work began on site on Monday 6th July. Two of our Year 8 students, Calvin and Oliver, will be providing regular updates of progress using our blog http://www.stbensbuilding.blogspot.co.nz . Keep checking in to see what is happening on the work site. The new block will consist of 2 classrooms in a two storey building that will be located into the bank at the southern end of the school. The classrooms will be joined to the existing school building by a deck that will run between the top classroom and Room 10. Each of the new classrooms will be constructed to meet the needs of 21st century learning. As a part of the new classroom project we will be installing a 4kw array of solar panels on the roof as a part of the Schoolgen programme. We are looking forward to becoming a Schoolgen school and not only being able to produce some of the power we use each day but also being able to educate our students about sustainable energy generation. More information is available by hovering the arrow over the New Classroom Project menu.