New Wharenui Getting Closer

Thames High School’s new wharenui is another step closer to becoming a reality.

After several consultation meetings with the community, the next stage involves putting the plans out for tender and seeking building consents.

Principal Dave Sim expects construction will start in the New Year. 

The wharenui is just one of several major property works in the pipeline for Thames High School – the biggest being the new Thames Community Indoor Facility.
All this construction means a bit of ‘musical chairs’ for existing buildings; G3, P1, P2 (the current wharenui) and P3 will be demolished, the G1 (International Support) and G2 (Distance Learning) prefabs will be moved, and the tractor shed will come down and be rebuilt near the caretakers’ shed.

Meanwhile, the hall bathrooms and kitchen are getting a face-lift, and exterior works are planned for A Block (science). A Block will be re-roofed and a large veranda will be built to create a covered entrance way as part of long-term renovations plans, which include modernising the dated science labs.