The particulars appended of the new school at Manaia will be read with interest, by those who have heard of the handsome new building, but have had no opportunity of seeing it. The rooms are handsomely colored, aud the general effect is all that could be desired. The building, including porches has a floor space of 2372 superficial feet, and is divided as follows :— Principal class room, 44ft. x 20ft.; two class rooms, each 30ft. x 20ft. Front entrance— Porch, Bft. x Bft., with outer aud inner folding doors. Two lavatories, each 19ft. x Oft. The building is lined throughout with Gin. x lin. T. 1 aud G., and V jointed rimu. Each class room has a dado lining 4ft. high, dado liuiug doors and window facings, and principals of roof are sized and varnished. The walls above the Dado liniug are painted blue, and the ceilings grey. The height from the floor to the ceiling of each class room is 20 feet. There are four ventilating flaps in the large class room, and two m each "of the small rooms, which work freely by means of a cord^ passing over iron pulleys and brought. l down close to the wall. A ventilating turret rises from tho main roof to a height of 20 feet, there being a clear space of G feet from the flat part of the ceiling to the ridge. The ventilation is good throughout the whole building. There are two fire-places and two cup« boards iv the large class-room, and one fire-place and one cupboard in each of the small rooms. 30,000 feet of timber has been used in the erection of the building.
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Hawera & Normanby Star, Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume III, Issue 266, 26 June 1882
MANAIA SCHOOL. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume III, Issue 266, 26 June 1882
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