Quake pupils to return to their school this week

12:08 pm on 1 August 2011

Pupils of a Christchurch school forced from their premises by the February earthquake will return to the campus for the first time this week.

The Catholic Cathedral College was among several damaged schools that were hosted by other campuses during remediation work.

The students moved to St Thomas of Canterbury School for 15 weeks, working an afternoon shift.

Principal Bruce Henley says while that arrangement worked well, they are keen to get back to their own school on Tuesday.

Mr Henley says the school has a new block with nine classrooms, but some other areas will remain off-limits because of their proximity to the Catholic Basilica, which is badly damaged.