Korowal was granted $850,000 as part of the Federal Government’s “Building the Education Revolution” program.
We used the funds to build a multi-purpose hall. It is a purpose-built hall/ performance space/ PE and indoor sport area.
It has been a long held dream for us to build a hall large enough to accommodate the whole school, to provide for PE, gymnastics and dance, and to host the creative and performing arts events for which Korowal has an established reputation.
Our new hall is sympathetically designed to suit its heritage surroundings and enjoys magnificent mountainside views. Its completion has enabled us to launch The Korowal Studios - a creative and performing arts venture offering music, drama and dance tuition to Korowal students and to the local community.
This allows our existing small hall to be used at studio and classroom space and as a backstage area during performances or a refectory for functions.
We also used the funds to extend the two smallest K/1/2 classrooms and to build a covered verandah outside the 3/4/5 and class 6 rooms to provide shelter from the rain and sun.
Our hall was officially opened in March 2012.
L to R: Mark Thomas, school co-ordinator, Rosemary Dillon, school council chair, Senator Doug Cameron.