Invitation to vote on a name for the new Trenton elementary school
April 13, 2016—The community is invited to vote on a name for the new Trenton elementary school.
The options are the following:
- Gateway Public School
- Quinte West Public School
- Trent River Public School
- Trent Severn Public School
The Trent River is very close to the new school and is a significant part of the community. The larger Trent-Severn Waterway is 386 kilometres long, beginning at Lake Ontario in Trenton and ending as it flows into Georgian Bay. Quinte West is the gateway to this very important waterway.
Two options are proposed for the school symbol/mascot:
The term Voyageur is French for traveler. It has Canadian significance because the Trent-Severn Waterway was built to support the lumber and fur trade. Canoeists (aka Voyageurs) transported lumber and fur between Lake Ontario and Lake Huron through various water conditions, including rapids. The word ‘rapids’ represents flowing water, movement, motion and change, all of which connect to education, growth and learning.
The school colours have been decided as grey/silver and blue. They honour the significant presence of the Canadian Armed Forces in Trenton and connect to the water.
An Integration Committee consisting of students, school staff, parents and community members has been meeting to work through the naming process.
Construction of the new Trenton elementary school is progressing well. It is scheduled to open in January 2017.
Choices for the new school name and mascot can be emailed to Principal Bill Launderville at email@example.com by Friday, April 22, 2016.
For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org