New School Builds and Improvements
Last year was an exciting and busy time in our schools. Thames Valley’s vision is to create a strong foundation for students to succeed and this requires a learning environment that inspires innovation, embraces diversity and celebrates achievement. During 2015-2016 two new renovations were completed and the ground was broken on two new school builds.
At East Carling Public School, a full building refresh of the former Bishop Townshend Public School was undertaken. Accommodating 461 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8, the renovations include a Learning Commons Centre, five additional classrooms and administrative areas. The school also boasts a single storey addition with a Gymnasium, Activity Room, General Arts Room, Indigenous Cultural Room, and four Kindergarten classrooms. Upgrades to the HVAC system, windows, roofing and electrical and water service were also addressed.
Renovations at Aldborough Public School included three additional Kindergarten classrooms and four additional classrooms, a Gymnasium, Activity Room, General Arts Room, Learning Support Room, a Library Learning Commons and renovated administrative areas. Upgrades to the HVAC system, windows and other interior needs have been addressed. The school can accommodate 389 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Two new public schools in London’s North are schedule to open in 2017. The schools will be two-storey buildings and accommodate students from kindergarten to Grade 8. In addition to classroom space, both schools will be equipped with a General Arts Room, Gymnasium, Activity Room, Stage, Library Learning Commons, Learning Support Room and administrative areas. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Education, the new builds will also include a child care centre and a family centre. To ensure student safety, the sites will include ample parking, dedicated bus and student drop-off areas, and asphalt and grass playing surfaces.