Riverside College held a sod-turning ceremony for a new school building on Wednesday August 2. Based in Burgundy Estate, the college was established in 2006 and is run from prefab classrooms on the corner of Carmine Drive and Cellars Road. Riverside College’s primary school principal Lynne Arbuckle said pupils would reap the benefits of the new school. Elana Edwards, the college’s founder and director, said the new school was set for completion in 2018 and would accommodate between 800 to 1 200 pupils across pre-primary, primary and high school. “Beyond providing quality private school tuition, our new school premises will provide ample ground to cater for all of our sporting and extra-mural activities,” said Ms Edwards. She thanked pupils, teachers and parents for their support saying the new school would not have been possible without “collective effort,” she said. The building schedule will prioritise building classrooms first which will be followed by a library, gym, swimming pool and other facilities.