PLANNING STRATEGY: Examining the plans for the buildings? upgrade at St John?s School, Mullumbimby, is the principal Therese Se
PLANNING STRATEGY: Examining the plans for the buildings? upgrade at St John?s School, Mullumbimby, is the principal Therese Se

Makeover for Mullum school

By MEGAN KINNINMENT

MULLUMBIMBY'S St John's Catholic School has started work on a $1.2 million facelift.

The primary school, built in 1910, was in desperate need of reconstruction work, principal Therese Seymour said.

"Our biggest problem was the toilet block for the children was near the front carpark and we had child protection issues," Ms Seymour said.

"The toilets are now being moved to the centre of the school, which will be far safer and less disruptive as some of the students had to travel from one side of the school to the other just to go to the toilet."

The school's office and administration will now be moved into the reconstructed amenities block at the front of the school and the library is to be updated as well.

"The library was upstairs and not entirely accessible," Ms Seymour said.

"Now the library will be downstairs and will be much larger with computer access and more modern facilities."

Ms Seymour said the $1.2 million price tag for the building works was partly funded through a Commonwealth interest subsidy and the Lismore Catholic Diocese.

A $50,000 shortfall was funded through the Mullumbimby Parish she said.

The architects for the project are Thomson Adsett of Lismore and the builders are TF Woollan and Sons of Ballina. The work should is be complet- ed by late August.

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