The College has received the last of its seismic reports on the MOE owned buildings.
The School Hall has been assessed at 26% NBS.(New Building Standard)
Whilst the full engineers report states that there is no need to change the buildings occupancy, as a school we believe that this is an unacceptable percentage in terms of the perceived and actual Health and Safety of our staff and students.
The decision has therefore been made that the Hall will be closed immediately and remain closed until the required strengthening work is completed.
The required strengthening work is not extensive (somewhere in the order of $100,000) so provided building consents are forthcoming we anticipate the work being completed very quickly.
We apologise to any members of the Community who will be inconvenienced by this decision.
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