New K-5 School Planned for Seven Oaks School Division

New K-5 School Planned for Seven Oaks School Division

By Sarah Klein

Brian Pallister
Premier Brian Pallister announces the construction of a new K-5 school in the Seven Oaks School Division on Thursday, June 7, 2018. (@BRIAN_PALLISTER / TWITTER)

A new kindergarten to Grade 5 school is in the planning stages for the Seven Oaks School Division.

The province on Thursday unveiled plans for the dual-track school on Templeton Avenue, creating space for 450 students with a future capacity of 600.

“Our goal since day one has been to catch up with the need for new schools and deliver quality, new learning environments for our students and educators at the best possible price,” said Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart.

“This school will relieve pressure on existing schools in The Maples and Amber Trails neighbourhoods and support increasing enrolment in this growing part of the city.”

The new 56,423-sq.-ft. school will include a child-care centre for 20 infants and 54 preschool children — with space to accommodate an additional 30 children — 15 regular classrooms and kindergarten rooms, and a music room. The province says it will also house a science, technology, and an electronics and math (STEM) lab.

Construction is expected to be completed for the beginning of the school year in September 2020. A tender will go out in December 2018 following the design phase.

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