ST JOHN'S Anglican Primary school was reopened yesterday morning by chief guest Minister of Education Filipe Bole after a 10-day makeover.
The school, prior to the refurbishment, was identified by staff of ANZ Pacific Operations in Kalabu, describing it as "in dire need of repair".
The school then became ANZ Pacific Operations' project, seeing a total of 107 ANZ staff members and volunteers come together to fix the school.
Managing director ANZ Pacific Operations Neil Christensen said it was a great way for the staff to spend their volunteer leave days.
"The sense of giving back to the community and being able to actually see the outcomes is so pleasing," Mr Christensen said.
"It's nice to be able to break out and do projects like this one, the school looks brilliant, it has completely transformed," he said.
The ANZ Pacific Operations team put about $12,000 into the project, which accumulated over 800 hours in volunteer work.
Mr Bole said the timing of the complete refurbishment could not have come at a better time.
"Students will be required to start school fairly soon, so the timing of the handover is perfect," he said.