A suspicious overnight blaze has destroyed the performing arts centre at Tamworth's McCarthy Catholic College in northern New South Wales.
Principal Kate Rayment said it would be school as normal after fire all but destroyed its performing arts centre, the ABC reports.
Police say the blaze is being considered suspicious and have established a crime scene around the building.
Ms Rayment said a special assembly will be held before school to advise students of arrangements, but classes will take place as normal.
She said the fire will have a big impact on the school's program until it is rebuilt.
"It's more than a classroom. It's our main area for performance in drama. It has a classroom attached, a room for costumes and electricals, a sound box, lighting equipment," she said.
"It's also used for music rehearsal and performances and also for meetings. It's a fantastic space."
School soldiers on despite arts centre blaze (ABC News)
McCarthy Catholic College