Children don’t usually look forward to returning to school after the holidays, but the students at Wahroonga Adventist School (NSW) were all smiles on their first day back for Term 2.
The students returned on Monday from their Easter holiday break to the excitement of moving into all new classrooms and other facilities in the school’s new multi-storey building.
The building features state-of-the art facilities, including a science lab, music room, art studio and a food technology room. Floor to ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light while also offering superb views of the surrounding neighbourhood.
The opening of the new building has also enabled all the children to be on the one site again, with the junior and prep students relocating from the old campus.
Principal Michelle Streatfeild said the children and staff had been really looking forward to moving into the new building.
“It has been really great for the big kids and the little kids to be together again,” she said.
“The facilities are fantastic.”
Mrs Streatfeild said the school has doubled in size in the past two years.
“We are enrolling two years ahead,” she said. “We have had a lot of enquiries in the past week when people have seen activity happening (in the new building).”
Work will now begin on another multi-storey building, which, when completed, will house the junior school.
The 112-year-old school currently offers classes for Prep to Year 8 and by 2021 will cater for students up to and including Year 12.