Plans to build $2m facility

FORMER students of an iconic Catholic school in Sigatoka are formulating plans to build a brand new $2million classroom facility for students attending the learning centre.

Former scholars of St Joan of Arc Primary School have formed a committee with a view to fundraise towards the new classroom block for the school, which was established in Sigatoka Town in 1920.

Project manager Clara Emmitt-Bennett said a host of fundraising initiatives had been planned with the view to raise the $2million by 2020.

“On June 6, we will hold a bazaar at the school and we hope to attract as many of the ex-scholars as possible to this event,” the 61-year-old former St Joan of Arc student said.

“We will also have raffles, sale of T-shirts and other fundraising events but the bazaar is where we hope to get former students together to discuss how we can raise funds for the new school.”

Ms Emmitt Bennett said the existing school building was in a bad shape and there were hopes to refurbish the structure into a national heritage site.

The school is also planning a reunion to mark its centenary in 2020.

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