Mudgee High School officially unveiled the upgraded ‘face’ of their school with a handover ceremony on Tuesday morning, following an extensive refurbishment of the Douro Street entrance and administration area.
The Douro Street entrance has been the school’s administration area since 1973, prior to that it was in their present day library – which it fittingly returned to temporarily while works were being completed.
The last major refurbishment the office received was in 2000 when it was expanded.
Mudgee High School principal, Wayne Eade, said that the project was important because it’s the face of MHS and the point at which most the community access the school.
“It’s the customer interface, and the parents, carers and others who have business with the school will see a brand new look,” he said.
“There’s the very distinctive entrance, the huge covered area at the front and you’re directed through the blue entryway, along all new paving to the office area.
“And while the new trees are quite small they will eventually be a very green area.
“Plus the new electronic noticeboard, which is far more up to date because it takes about 10 minutes to change, and they’re rotating to advertise multiple events coming up at Mudgee High.
“Which is just another way to communicate with parents and the wider community about what’s going on here at school.
“So it’s a nice blend of amenity and attractiveness.”
Pictured at the official handover are; head design consultant Andrew McGrath; project manager Kristie Berlin; director public schools Macquarie Denis Armstrong; MHS principal Wayne Eade; project manager Steve Dalton; and program manager Jane Hogan.