PLANS are afoot to construct a $400,000 concrete block to house classes Seven and Eight at Saint Thomas High School in Lautoka.
The move, in line with the Ministry of Education's mandate that primary schools should deliver services for children up to Class Eight level, should see fruition by 2015.
Former students who met for a reunion last weekend have committed themselves towards the project which is scheduled to be completed before former students celebrate the school's 90th anniversary in 2015.
Brisbane resident Isimeli Cagica said the response towards the reunion and the project was overwhelming.
"We organised two dances in Sydney and raised $8000 at the first one and $12,000 at the second," he said.
"People we hadn't seen for decades turned up to support the cause and the dances were little reunions in themselves. So far we have raised $40,000 towards the projects we have identified ù the building of the Class Seven and Eight block, a computer laboratory and a library," he said.
What began as a conversation on a social networking website two years ago turned into a reunion.
About 400 former students attended a gala dinner last Saturday at the Returned Servicemen's League Hall in Lautoka followed by barbecue on Sunday.