Mayor Ron Bellingham, Senator John Hogg and principal Terrence McCorkell, with newly inducted library monitors Holly Clifford, Naomi Mayer, Hannah Clifford and Hannah Flegerbein at the opening of Warwick Christian College’s new library.
Mayor Ron Bellingham, Senator John Hogg and principal Terrence McCorkell, with newly inducted library monitors Holly Clifford, Naomi Mayer, Hannah Clifford and Hannah Flegerbein at the opening of Warwick Christian College’s new library. Contributed

Critics question new building

THE opening of the new Building the Education Revolution-funded library at Warwick Christian College (WCC) on Monday has critics asking if the almost-$300,000 investment was a waste as the school prepares to relocate to the old Slade Campus.

Designated principal (to commence in July) Terrence McCorkell said the library is a blessing to the school of 52 students.

"It offers an opportunity to the kids that they would never have had before," Mr McCorkell said.

"We've been expanding our resources and the kids just love visiting the library."

Mr McCorkell said specific plans for the use of WCC's current site, owned by Christian Community Ministries (CCM), remained unknown at this stage.

"The current site will remain registered for educational purposes," Mr McCorkell said.

"We've had a range of discussions about the old campus but at the moment it's not the prime focus of our meetings."

Mr McCorkell said WCC was scheduled to be fully relocated for the beginning of the 2013 school year but several requirements had to be met first.

"One of the requirements is that the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board needs to give approval for the new site to be a school," he said.

"Adding a secondary school means we have to go through another approval process with the same board.

"I've already been to the new site with a project manager from CCM and we are now are working out a plan.

Year 5 student Hannah Flegerbein said the library has such a large variety to choose from.

"We only had about 500 books. Now we have over 3000," Hannah said.


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