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.
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.