Hands-on construction

St Paul’s and industry builders have enabled students to gain hands-on experience in the construction industry as part of a programme for Year 12 and 13 students.

Students in the Construction Class work on-site for one full day each week as apprentice builders. The focus of the course is predominantly on construction, but students can also learn plumbing, electrical and other trades.

Roughly 50 percent of the construction class students now work in the industry having landed jobs straight after graduation. In 2023, the class constructed several fences for neighbouring properties replaced the decking outside the small gym and built a series of carports and sheds for on-site accommodation.

Additionally, the class gained invaluable experience by working alongside contractors on the Harington boarding accommodation which is a two-story structure proving 16 university-style rooms. The class also worked on the new Health Clinic that once completed, was trucked to Tihoi for use there.