St Nicholas School -Games Village handover ceremony

Saint Nicholas College second games village handed over

St Nicholas School -Games Village handover ceremony

Saint Nicholas college was officially handed over to Prime Minister and Minister for 2023 pacific games by the Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency (H.E.) Rod Hilton.

Renovations at the school were funded by the Australian Government at a cost of $4 to $5 million as part of their support for the 2023 Pacific Games.

These renovations included the enhancement of five buildings, including the refurbishment of 26 classrooms across these structures, along with the upgrade of two ablution blocks featuring four showers and 20 lavatories.

A total of five buildings had been upgraded 26 classrooms were renovated and two ablution blocks, four showers and 20 lavatories.

H.E. Rod Hilton said “Australia’s pride in being a partner in the refurbishment of six selected schools in Honiara, in preparation for the Pacific Games 2023. the enduring friendship between Australia and St Nicholas College, encompassing ongoing support for education infrastructure, learning equipment, training programs, and the lasting impact on the Solomon Islands’ people.”

St Nicholas School -Games Village handover ceremony

Prime Minister Hon. Sogavare highlighted that the primary objective of upgrading the classroom blocks at St Nicholas College was to provide adequate facilities for athletes and officials during the 2023 Pacific Games. However, he also stressed that this initiative would leave a lasting legacy for the institute, benefiting students for years to come. The Games Minister conveyed the government’s sincere appreciation to the Australian government for this valuable contribution and their continuous support in the country.

Reverend Peter Meta, the school principal, expressed his gratitude to the staff and students for their cooperation and understanding during the school holidays required for the renovation. He also extended his thanks to the Government of Australia and H.E. Hilton for their unwavering commitment and promotion of sports. He noted that these renovations would not only benefit the school but also the entire Solomon Islands community.

St Nicholas College is one of six facilities, supported by education authorities and Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) that will accommodate athletes throughout the duration of the games.

All of these facilities have undergone renovation works, including Tenaru National Secondary School, KG VI National Secondary School, Solomon Islands National University (Panatina Campus and Kukum Campus), and Don Bosco Technical Institute.

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