Come Monday, staff and students of the Holy Cross RC School in Munich St Andrew will occupy a new facility.
This as the property was officially handed over to school administration on Wednesday.
The EC$5.4 million World Bank funded project, was initiated following the passage of Hurricanes Ivan and Emily, when the original building was destroyed.
Since the passage of Hurricanes Ivan in 2004 and Emily in 2005, the Holy Cross R.C was housed at various locations including the Munich Roman Catholic Church.
The school was identified for funding under the World Bank’s Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, with work executed by contractor FA Jeremiah & Co Ltd.
Parliamentary representative for the area Yolande Bain-Horsford, who was speaking at the handing over ceremony, says a new school calls for new thinking
The new facility which was built over two years, comprises a two-story main building.
Amenities include eight classrooms, a pre-school, computer and audio-visual lab, home economics center, staff room and library.
Education Minister Emmalin Pierre says the investment in the school falls under Government’s fiscal responsibility measures
The school will now also serve as a designated national hurricane shelter.