School sneak peek

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These tiny tots take a sneak peek of their new Remarkables School before doors open next year.

Naylor Love carpenters last Friday gave the youngsters a tour of the school grounds so they could check out their new classrooms and play areas.

The new school’s board chairman Roy Thompson says it’s coming together nicely – topped off with a Maori blessing of the early childhood centre that took place on Monday morning.

“That was our first milestone in the completion process,” he says.

The early childhood facility, earmarked for Frankton Playcentre, will temporarily be used as a school administration block while other stages are completed. The first “pod” of classrooms for Years 1 and 2 will be finished next month.

A safety fence will block kids from entering the construction site when they start school – but there’ll still be a “large play area” to keep them occupied, Thompson says.