Project Bula !SM School Site (Click here to see Scott Lamm's short video)
Chief Ratuís generosity and commitment to the project brought this grant of Native Lands for the purpose the School, for 550 years. Our project initiative is supported by the Fijian Governmentís Native Lands Trust Board, the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, and the Ministry of Education.
The actual site was selected by our Architect, Jocelyn Mackay, working with Chief Ratu to meet his criteria for an educational campus for the children of Fiji. It has its roots in the mountains and valleys that are characteristic of Fiji, as well as a commanding aspect of the ocean which encompasses a vision of the Fiji disposition.
It is a neutral site, which cannot be impeded by religion or ethnic disposition, and it provides ample room for future expansion. It also has access to all necessary services and an established road to Sigatoka. The freedom of not being encumbered by an urban environment is inherent in this site, allowing children to have a deeper connection and interaction with their natural environment.
The 100 acre site is 7 km from Sigatoka. It incorporates an elegance of space and geography to accommodate and grow the school campus in successive phases. There is separation for each of the levels of education, the supporting facilities, the VTEC programs, and the self-sustaining community of teachers and parents to live within the Centre.
Overall dimensions are about 500 meters wide by nearly 800 meters deep, with up to 20 m slope over the built areas.
Click here to see the video Scott Lamm made of the site!
Site Plan with Phases of Development
The site is
accessible by road between Sikatoga and the Shangri La Resort and is
approximately 10 km from the main south coast road through Sigatoka.
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