The expansion of Holy Cross College will greatly enhance the quality of education in Arima and environs says Arima’s deputy mayor Cagney Casimire.
He was speaking yesterday at the sod-turning ceremony for the school’s new sixth form building and auditorium.
Casimire said the new facilities will comprise of a multi-level classroom block, physics, chemistry and general labs, a physical education room, 13 classes, a dean’s office, a cafeteria and washroom facilities.
“The auditorium will be indoor with a multi-purpose court area, office, stage area, a backstage area and changing rooms.
This is an extensive facility for the people of Arima,” he said.
The school’s principal Andre Howard said the expansion was once a dream that has now been realised.
“I want to thank the foresight of those in authority including members of the board and at the Ministry of Education level in undertaking this task that was once a dream and is now being realised.
This task of expansion of our school to include a better functioning sixth form school and more classes and to have more people in the community being able to access a quality education here on Calvary Hill is a dream come true.
If we dream long enough, things will happen and it has,” he said. The construction is expected to begin in a week and will be completed in a year’s time.