Countdown to another new classroom block for Calrossy
It’s official! The countdown to the construction of Calrossy Anglican School’s next multipurpose classroom facility has commenced with work scheduled to to begin next month, once final approvals are granted.
The new two-storey classroom block includes specialised classrooms for Music, Offices for Calrossy 7 – 9 administration, Independent Learning Centre classrooms, general purpose rooms and a 350 seat indoor theatre/auditorium for use by Calrossy 7-9 and Junior School students. It will take shape on the sprawling rural William Cowper Campus, adjacent to the School’s most recently provided classroom block which opened for students in 2020. The new building will be located where the old sports courts currently stand, that have now been superceded by the new multi surface sports courts.
Calrossy is delighted to support local businesses and employment in the project. The contract for construction has been awarded to PJ Truman Constructions in Tamworth, paving the way for work to commence in January 2023, to be completed early in 2024. The GHD Group, also based in Tamworth, is partnering with the school in the construction, overseeing the engineering of the project.
“We are pleased to continue a strong working partnership with JP Truman Constructions who were the builders of our 2020 building. Calrossy is committed to the support of local business and infrastructure, promoting the growth of our region and partnering with those in our local community, with which we have belonged for over 100 years,” said Robert Faithfull, Calrossy’s Chief Operating Officer.
Calrossy Principal David Smith said, “This classroom block promises to be a worthwhile addition to Calrossy’s teaching and learning spaces for students from Kindergarten to Year 9, providing additional theatre space for use across the whole school, with specialised areas for Learning Support, Music and performance”, said Principal David Smith. “It comes alongside the final upgrading of the car park on the William Cowper Campus, which will be ready for use in early 2023. After the disruption of COVID, I am delighted that learning and growth remains an important focus for our students,” he said.
The school is grateful for the work of the Calrossy Foundation in supporting this project and some funding from the Federal Government, who will contribute $980 000 to the construction of this additional facility.
Calrossy is set to break ground on another new multipurpose classroom block next month… from left, James McPherson (GHD Group), Calrossy Chief Operating Officer Robert Faithfull, 7-9 leaders Jack Kelly and Bronte Gillan, Junior School Captain Max Yeo, School Captain Will Doyle, Junior School Captain Ava Harding, Peter Truman (PJ Truman Constructions) and Calrossy Principal David Smith.