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St Andrews Extends

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was on hand yesterday to help students and staff of St Andrews Primary School in Nadi celebrate another milestone. Opening the new extension for the school
26 Feb 2015 09:25
St Andrews Extends
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama unveils the plague at St Andrews Primary School in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was on hand yesterday to help students and staff of St Andrews Primary School in Nadi celebrate another milestone.

Opening the new extension for the school Mr Bainimarama said students could now use a proper classroom after using the school hall for lessons.

“It will also mean that children on the school’s waiting list can now be accommodated which is great news to the people of Nadi,” he said.

The total cost of the renovations was $158,000 and this was partially funded by the Government.

“A total of $108,000 was funded by my Government through the Ministry of Education and this is part of the education revolution that is taking place,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He also urged students to work hard and dream big.

“Boys and girls I want you to work hard as you possible can at your studies.

“Dream big dreams and reach for the stars; remember nothing is impossible if you take advantage of the opportunities we are giving you,” the Prime Minister said.

“Because of the high demand of students that wanted to enrol into this school we had to make that bold decision of building this four classroom building.

“The management for that reason demolished the old teacher’s quarters to build the new classroom block during Christmas last year,” he said.

School manager Piyara Singh said because of the new building the school roll had increased.

“This year the school roll has increased from 794 to 914; the school also warmly opens its doors in times of natural disasters as on the largest evacuation centre.

“For this proud achievement we would like to thank the Government for all the initiatives and reforms that has been bought about in the education sector,” he said.

The four classroom building will cater for music classes and Year Five students.

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