TCS looks to expand
By ADRIAN MILLER
THE Cathedral School (TCS) is moving.
With space fast running out at the school's site in Victoria Street, Grafton, from next year all secondary students at the school will move to a purpose-built high school site at Clarenza.
The junior school will remain at Victoria St.
TCS principal Chris Ivey said the move was necessary because of an increase in enrolments.
"The school has increased its enrolments by about 30 per cent over the last two years, so we're basically running out of space here," he said.
"Victoria Street was always designed as a junior school, so we needed space because we've got too many students in too small a space."
Mr Ivey said the move would also make access to the school easier.
"We've got a lot of our students who travel from down river so ... to be out there just makes it easier for those parents to access the school," he said.
Mr Ivey said the 35-acre site at Centenary Drive, Clarenza would be developed further, with the current facilities only the second stage in a six-stage development.
"The facilities out there will be designed for them (students) with proper science labs, a library, computer resources ? those sorts of things," he said.
"It's something that's been talked about for a long time, so now that we're doing it, they (parents and students) are very keen.
"The parents wanted to see the school grow out at Clarenza, and it's practical."