Seven schools on the Northeast Avalon Peninsula will receive modular classrooms, the provincial government announced today.
Darin King. — Telegram file photo
Two tenders valued at more than $1.1 million has been awarded to CAN AM Platforms and Construction Ltd. of Shearstown.
“Unprecedented housing development and an influx of young families into urban and suburban areas of the Northeast Avalon has resulted in a need to address short-term capacity issues in some schools, as planning continues to address longer-term needs where required,” Education Minister Darin King said.
“These modular classrooms are state-of-the-art design, and will be bright and comfortable teaching and learning environments.”
Schools to receive modular classrooms are:
• Beachy Cove Elementary, Portugal Cove-St. Philips;
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• École des Grand-Vents, St. John’s;
• Mary Queen of Peace Elementary, St. John’s;
• Newtown Elementary, Mount Pearl;
• Paradise Elementary, Paradise;
• St. Bernard’s Elementary, Witless Bay;
• St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Logy Bay/Middle Cove/Outer Cove.
The modular classrooms at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary and Mary Queen of Peace Elementary represent the beginning of the infrastructure component planned to facilitate full-day kindergarten in September 2016.