NEWCASTLE BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL.
The Education Department has let a con- tract to Baker and Lamb, contractors, for the erection of new buildings at the Newcastle Boys' High School. The work is to be done in accordance with plans prepared by, and under the supervision of, the Government architect. The new building will be erected at the corner of Turton-road and Young-street Waratah adjoining the present Public school and Wara- tah Park
The main class-room block is over 300 feet in length, and is two storys high, the class- rooms being ranged on the east side of the main access corridor. From the centre of this main block is a central wing projecting towards the front and containing on the ground floor the main entrance hall head- master's room visitors' room and two class- rooms, and on the first floor, main staff room and a large library. Adequate provision has been made throughout this main block for
hat and cloak rooms, stores, staff rooms, and toilet, cleaners' room, and three concrete stair- cases. A room for the deputy headmaster has also been provided.
At the rear of this main block is the assem- blv hall centrally placed and connected to the main block by a wide arcaded covered way. The assembly hall is 75 feet by 35 feet, portion of this area being taken up by a 10ft wide stage with dressing rooms on either
The construction of the buildings is in brick cavity walling on reinforced concrete footings and roofs covered with French pat- tern roofing tiles. The floors and stairs throughout are of fireproof construction.