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Shirley Boys High back in business

Published: 9:32PM Monday September 12, 2011 Source: ONE News

Shirley Boys' High School has returned to its original site in Christchurch after 26 weeks of site-sharing following the February earthquake.

Education Minister Anne Tolley said from tomorrow the 1300 students will be able to return to their home site, which suffered significant quake and liquefaction damage.

The Government has spent $2 million repairing the site and bringing in eight relocatable classrooms to replace the administration block and library which remain unusable.

"This signals a return to normality for students, parents and staff at the school," Tolley said.

"It has been an extremely challenging time for Shirley Boys' High and for Papanui High who have been site-sharing, and both schools deserve great credit for minimising the disruption to students and their learning."

Avonside Girls' High and Marian College are now the only state secondary schools still site-sharing in the city, with Avonside set to return to its original site at the start of 2012.

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