School elated about hall

2017-08-23 06:02
The Heatherdale Secondary School in Bloemfontein has celebrated the opening of its hall, which was officially handed over for use by the Free State Department of Education on Friday (18/08). From the left are adv. Tsoarelo Malakoane (superintendent of the department), Karabelo Pule (head girl), Verna Jeremiah (principal) and Gustav Wilson (school governing body).

The Heatherdale Secondary School in Bloemfontein has celebrated the opening of its hall, which was officially handed over for use by the Free State Department of Education on Friday (18/08). From the left are adv. Tsoarelo Malakoane (superintendent of the department), Karabelo Pule (head girl), Verna Jeremiah (principal) and Gustav Wilson (school governing body).

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For the learners and teachers of the Heatherdale Secondary School in Bloemfontein, happiness is the new school hall.

It was officially handed over for use by the Free State Department of Education at a ceremony on Friday (18/08).

The provincial department allocated R7 429 729,92 for the construction of the hall, which reportedly created temporary employment for 23 people during the six months of construction.

The facility fulfils the commitment the department made during the 2017-’18 budget speech, to ensure that the school’s infrastructure remains a priority.

The hall will be used as an examination centre, as well as to host educational programmes and community activities.

The size of the hall is 1 200 m2 and it accommodates 1 000 learners. It has a stage, ablution facilities, kitchen, store room and changing rooms with ­showers.

Adv. Tsoarelo Malakoane, superintendent of the department, has advised the learners, school governing body and teachers, as well as members of the community, to take care of the school hall and to guard it against any form of criminality which would result in damage to the much-needed facility.

He said the hall had been built with the clear aim of furthering the development of the community.

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