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Construction on South Pointe Elementary School Begins

May 5, 2015 1:36 PM | News

Greg Selinger

Premier Greg Selinger speaks with reporters in South Pointe on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Shovels are in the ground to construct a new elementary school in the city’s growing South Pointe neighbourhood.

The province says the dual-track school will go up to Grade 8 and offer the option for language learning in French.

The 96,648-sq.-ft., $30 million school will include an early learning and child-care centre for 114 infant and preschool children with up to 2,000-sq.-ft. of early learning space.

“By investing in this new school, we are making Manitoba a better place for families and ensuring their children can receive a high-quality education in French and English closer to home in this rapidly growing area,” said Premier Selinger.

“This school will be a focal point for the community and will help create smaller classes for students in nearby schools, ensuring they get the attention they need to succeed academically.”

Construction of the new school began in April, and the project is expected to be complete in the 2016-17 school year.