St George Christian School staff returned to campus last week and celebrated the “Topping Out” of their new building.
With the project team, from Lloyd Group, pouring the last concrete slab only days before, it was an opportunity to welcome in the new school year and acknowledge a significant milestone in the $14 million Hurstville Campus Development Project.
The Topping Out ceremony is a long-held tradition in the building industry whereby an evergreen tree is placed on top of the building once the last concrete pour has been made and the building has reached its highest point. The placing of the tree symbolises growth and good luck. It also acknowledges the hard work of the workers and project team to bring construction to this point.
The Evergreen Ash, donated by Llyod Group, was transferred spectacularly to the top of the building by the onsite crane. Once the building work is completed the tree will have a permanent home amongst the landscape gardens.