New spirit to replace ashes

Mt Lawley Primary School principal Don Barba with plans for the school rebuilding project. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d397237
Mt Lawley Primary School principal Don Barba with plans for the school rebuilding project. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d397237

Students returned to a temporary Woodsome Street campus for the 2013 school year after flames gutted their 100-year-old facility in July.

The Guardian Express was updated by principal Don Barba last week about developing plans for the rebuild, to be completed by 2015.

Mr Barba said while staff and students were eager to get back ‘home’, the school was happy and settled on Mt Lawley Senior High School’s oval.

‘We’ve actually brought the spirit that we had on Second Avenue to a new site on Woodsome Street and that’s what education is about. It’s about this community spirit made up of teachers, staff and parents and we’ve not lost that’