Clarendon College opens new building

FRESH LOOK: Principal David Shepherd and year 12 captains Jack Kinnersly and Kate Lyons check out Clarendon College's new science room. Picture: Kate Healy

FRESH LOOK: Principal David Shepherd and year 12 captains Jack Kinnersly and Kate Lyons check out Clarendon College's new science room. Picture: Kate Healy

Clarendon College’s long journey of refurbishing its junior school has neared its end following the opening of a new wing on Friday evening.

The prep to grade 3 pupils at the school now have access to brand new music, science and art rooms as part of the big upgrade. About half the school’s junior students will be taught in the new wing.

Principal David Shepard planning for the new wing first started in 2013.

“The building started in 2015 and the kids started using it in term three of this year,” he said. “Bit by bit we have refurbished the whole campus and this was last bit for us to do.”

The building was opened on August 22, 1926, nearly 91 years to the day before the new wing was revealed.

College year 12 captain Kate Lyons used the building as a puipil – before the refurbishment. She said it would make a huge difference to the current primary pupils.

“The experiments you can do in the science room will be very exciting for the younger students,” she said.

“The facilities for students are amazing here now.”