School looks to expand
STUDENTS of the Lower Clarence will have another choice of school next year if a plan by the St Andrews Christian School comes to fruition.
The school, which currently has a primary and secondary school campus at Clarenza, hopes to open another campus at Townsend next year.
St Andrews Christian School principal Frank Bailey said the new campus was the result of requests from parents who did not want to send young children to Clarenza on the bus.
Mr Bailey said the school would initially be situated behind the Lower Clarence Baptist Church in Townsend while a suitable site was purchased.
He said the school would begin with years K-4, before increasing to include all primary school grades. It would take a maximum of 200 children. Mr Bailey said a number of approvals had yet to be granted.