Back to class: St Clair HS rebuilds

St Clair HS principal Chris Presland, school captain  Cameron Shamsabad and state Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies at the school a day after the June 29 blaze. Picture: Natalie Roberts

St Clair HS principal Chris Presland, school captain Cameron Shamsabad and state Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies at the school a day after the June 29 blaze. Picture: Natalie Roberts

It will be business as usual when St Clair High School students head back to classroom nest week.

Principal Chris Presland and staff have spent the holidays working around the clock doing everything possible to ensure the recent fire has a minimal disruption.

Thirty classrooms and the school library were destroyed in the June 29 blaze, along many photos and memorabilia from the first 20 years of the school.

HSC students will return to school next Tuesday, followed by the rest of the school on Wednesday, where parents will be invited to attend a briefing.

In the space of 11 days, the damaged building block has been demolished and what was the sports field has been replaced with demountables.

The school has been inundated with donations of books and teaching resources from across NSW and interstate.

School captains and vice captains have been constantly updating the school’s Facebook page to keep fellow students and the community informed.

The Star was invited to the school on Thursday (July 10) to see what has been done in the last 11 days to prepare for next week.

‘‘This is only a small setback,’’ school captain Cameron Shamsabad said.

The schools is calling for photos and memorabilia from the its early years to rebuild the archives.

Pick up a copy of next Tuesday's St Marys-Mount Druitt Star for the full story.

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