New covered spaces for Erina High

Erina High School's new covered outdoor learning area. Image: Erina High School

Two student areas at Erina High School have been upgraded just in time for the start of Term 2.

The school’s outdoor senior’s area and outdoor gym both received upgrades over the April school holidays and are now both fully covered spaces.

Principal, Karen Nicol, said both spaces received the covering to fortify them against inclement weather and improve general usage of the space.

“The senior’s area now doubles as a COLA (covered outdoor learning area) and we are excited to see both students’ reactions to the space as well as how we’ll be able to utilise it once onsite learning resumes,” Nicol said.

“The new covering on the outdoor gym is also going to make it more accessible for students and I’m very proud that we’re able to provide these spaces to our students.

“Now we just need them back,” she added.

With the work completed, Nicol said her staff were now enthusiastically awaiting the first week of the staggered return to school.

“I’m genuinely excited about students returning.

“It’s been terribly quiet without them,” she said.


Interview, Apr 29

Karen Nicol, Erina High School

Reporter: Dilon Luke