Blessing ceremony for school’s new outdoor learning area

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Father John Fitzmaurice and server Arthur Yung. Times photo Wayne Martin

Our Lady Star of the Sea School community celebrated the long-awaited opening of the covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and turf on Friday July 29.

The COLA was blessed by Father John Fitzmaurice.

Representatives from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, along with past and present members of the school Board, PTA and gala fundraising committee joined in the celebrations.

Principal Louise Campbell said the school has been looking forward to the transformed space for shade and shelter and the extension of learning facilities.

The next phase in the school’s property development plan is the upgrade of the playground area inclusive of the mud kitchen, loose parts inspirational play area and outdoor learning space.