December 20, 2016—We are pleased to share an update about Trent River Public School, a magnificent building that has taken shape over the past year. The school is looking great inside and out!
Trent River Public School
Trent River Public School is a modern learning facility with large windows for natural light and bright, colourful classrooms. They include spaces where students can learn and play together.
Construction is in the final stages with the electrical and grounds work still to be completed. We expect to receive an occupancy permit in the coming days which will allow us to plan for moving in and for staff to prepare the building to welcome students.
Trent River Public School will consolidate students from Breadner Elementary School and College Street Public School.
Students will continue to attend either Breadner or College Street for the month of January 2017 while the new school is being prepared. A further update about when Trent River Public School will be open to students will be shared after the holiday break.
Open houses and school closing ceremonies will happen at both Breadner and College Street in January. Memorabilia will be on display to celebrate the school histories through the decades.
The public is welcome to share any school- or student-related items for the displays and can contact the schools as follows:
- Breadner Elementary School: Bill Launderville, 613-394-1394, [email protected]
- College Street Public School: JoAnne Nitschke, 613-392-4524, [email protected]
Details of these events will be provided during the first week of January.
Opening a new school is an exciting time for students, families, school board employees and the community. We are committed to ensuring that the transition to our new school is positive and that it is ready to welcome students. Trent River Public School is going to be an outstanding learning facility for students and a wonderful addition to Trenton.
Details about Trent River Public School
Planning for this project began in the spring of 2014 following an accommodation review for some Trenton schools. In August 2015 Board members approved a $10.3 million contract for Garritano Bros. Ltd. to build the new school, including making modifications to the existing site for parking, bus loading and storm water drainage systems.
Trent River Public School will be designed similar to others that have been built in HPEDSB over the past three years:
- It will be a rectangle-shaped 1 ½ storey building of 55,500 square feet for 560 students.
- The centre corridor (from front to back) will have a learning commons (library), a 2-sided stage and a large gymnasium. Standing in the front foyer, you will be able to see straight through to the back gym wall.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]