The pavilion was divided to create four extra temporary classrooms that could be utilised as from June 21.
THE PAVILION at Kimberley High School (KHS) has been renovated to increase classroom capacity.
KHS public relations officer Nyasha Mhuriro said the pavilion was divided to create four extra temporary classrooms that could be utilised as from June 21.
“The partitioning can be collapsed and merged back into one big area. The school is being extended by two extra blocks of classrooms where pupils will be housed once this project is complete. The pavilion renovations will play a major role in supporting the school business model where it will open its doors as a state of the art conference centre to raise funds for the school.”
He added that the school was given three extra classes at the beginning of the year.
“The renovations were made possible by funds from the Northern Cape Department of Education where the MEC for the Department of Education Zolile Monakali along with officials from the department officially opened the pavilion.”
Mhuriro stated that the newly completed KHS JS Maclean entrance that was launched during the Founders Weekend, was also officially unveiled.
“The state of the art entrance has been constructed through a generous donation by an old boy Julius Maclean.
“The two-way entrance has access and exit points that tremendously alleviates the congestion of traffic during picking and dropping off learners.
“The points are separated by a room which is equipped with a toilet. The practically equipped room provides proper shelter and dignity for the security personnel manning the gate 24 hours from the, many a time, harsh Northern Cape weather elements.
“The entrance is complemented by a newly constructed speed bump in front of the gate and a walkway that extends from the pedestrian gate right to the front of the school. This provides important safety for learners who then do not need to be wary of traffic entering and exiting the school while sharing the same thoroughfare.”