Three new classrooms for SPRCS
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
The very over populated San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) is receiving much needed assistance in the creation of new space for the many students that are currently in need of attending school. By the beginning of the new school year, SPRCS will boast three new classrooms. This is just the beginning of a very ambitious undertaking by Canary Cove and the San Pedro Town Council who have teamed up after a wish list was sent by the school to both entities earlier this year.
The primary focus for the team is getting a new building measuring 24ft wide by 72ft long to house three new classrooms. Construction of the new building commenced on Tuesday July 24th and is expected to be completed in time for the commencement of the school year 2012-2013.
According to Gabi Nuñez, Town Councilor tasked with overseeing the work on the school’s grounds, the building will house three classrooms measuring 24ft by 24ft with a verandah extending 4ft. Each classroom will have the capacity to house approximately 40 students comfortably. The building will be made of treated pine and T111 5/8th plywood board. The new building will have an opened ceiling system with proper insulation as well as breather fans. Straying from the norm of the other buildings, it is the hope of the constructors to install removable dividers to separate the classrooms, which would make it possible for the building to be used as a conference room or for assembly.
Other projects in the works include:
- Connecting of the present bathroom to the island sewer system. This is also a project that is high on the priority list for both parties.
- Re-building of the five-a-side court’s fence.
- Re-building of the five-a-side bathroom.
- Construction of a second palapa on the grounds.
- Re-painting of entire school
- Repair the floors of the south buildings.
- Move garbage collection bins to the south western corner of compound.
- Intense maintenance to all existing structures (including replacing of fans, light bulbs, windows, doors, etc.)
- Addition of bike racks to the north of the compound where the present garbage bin is located.
All these projects will be ongoing until they are all completed. The benefactors encourage the community to be a part of this important project considering that the school is used by the many children of this community. Business owners, residents, parents and friends of the island are encouraged to join these two benefactors in bringing all these projects to a reality. You can help. Donate a table, a chair, a new window, a fan, a new door, or even manpower would be appreciated. The San Pedro Sun takes this opportunity to commend both Canary Cove and the San Pedro Town Council for this much needed undertaking and we encourage the community to join in this effort to improve the SPRCS.
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