Niverville, MB. Oct. 29, 2019 – Hanover School Division celebrated the grand opening of Niverville High School today. The Hon. Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Education, the Hon. Ron Schuler, MLA for Springfield-Ritchot, and Ted Falk, MP for Provencher participated in the opening ceremony along with students, staff, and special guests.
Niverville High School provides space for up to 450 Grade 9-12 students and reflects a modern design with open spaces, large windows, and natural lighting. The building features a digital learning lab, science labs, life-skills suite, art room, performing arts space, learning commons, fitness room, gymnasium, and an integrated child care centre (74 spaces). The new school opened for students in September 2019. Phase two of the building project (drama room, band room, and child care centre) will be ready for occupancy by spring 2020.
Superintendent-CEO Randy Dueck noted, “This is an exciting day for Hanover School Division and the community of Niverville. Today’s grand opening is the culmination of 18 months of preparation and represents the shared vision of our community partners. This beautiful new school will remedy long-standing enrollment pressures and provide space for growth in the years ahead.”
Designed by MCM Architects Inc. and contracted by Red Lake Construction, the two-story 66,700 sq. ft. facility is estimated to cost $18,450,000. Niverville High School has been designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating requirements and Manitoba Hydro energy-use targets. Situated adjacent to the Community Resource & Recreation Centre, the campus will provide opportunities for shared usage and strengthen community ownership.
The Board of Trustees is appreciative of the funding received for this project. The building of a new school in Niverville reflects our valued and cooperative partnerships with the Town of Niverville, Public Schools Finance Board, and the Government of Manitoba.
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