A new high school for students in Grades 9 to 12 opened in Niverville on Tuesday.
Niverville High School, located approximately 30 kilometres south of Winnipeg, will accommodate up to 450 students, with the option to increase capacity to 550 in the future.
“Along with Pine Ridge Elementary School in Winkler, these are the first two schools out of 20 that our government will build over the next 10 years, adding capacity for almost 11,000 additional students,” said Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen.
The 66,700-sq.-ft. facility features 10 classrooms, two science rooms, two science labs, a computer room, an art room, a grooming room and a life skills suite for students needing additional supports, a multi-purpose room, a band room, a library, a large gymnasium and fitness room, and resource teaching and educational support spaces.
A 74-seat child-care centre is scheduled to open at the school in January 2020.
The Manitoba government contributed nearly $22 million to the project.