New classrooms for Waimea Heights Primary

LOCAL Tasmanian business Maveric Builders Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for the latest capital works project at Waimea Heights Primary School in Sandy Bay.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $850,000 and will include the addition of two new general learning areas for grade three/four students.

Construction commenced in April and is expected to be complete by July 2017.

Waimea Heights Primary School assistant principal Philippa Clymo said the school was holding classes in the library to cope with increased enrolment from kindergarten through to grade six.

“In the six years I’ve been at Waimea Heights Primary School, enrolment has increased by more than 100 students to around 400,” she said.

“As we grow, it is important we continue to provide 21st century learning environments and this latest project will allow us to do that.

“The design mirrors two classrooms recently built next to the site and we know from experience they have been an outstanding success since they opened in 2016.”

Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer said the school community was excited about the works.

“This project is one of many across the forward estimates, with the Tasmanian Government making the biggest state investment in Government school infrastructure in 20-years,” she said.

“As a former student myself and regular visitor to Waimea Heights Primary School, it is incredibly satisfying to know the school will continue to provide a quality education to students in these new facilities.”

Caption: From left, Maveric Builders site foreman Scott Heron, Waimea Heights Primary School assistant principal Philippa Clymo and Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer.