News Release

Steinbach, MB. July 26, 2023 – Construction is underway on a new kindergarten to Grade 4 school in Steinbach in Hanover School Division, Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister James Teitsma and Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced here today.

“Capital projects strengthen communities and this new school in Steinbach will increase the vitality of the community,” said Teitsma. “The school will meet current and future enrolment needs in this growing city.”

The two-storey school is being designed to accommodate 600 students, with an initial capacity for 500 students and an ability to expand by 100 students in the future.

“It is important for Manitoba students to have the best possible learning environments, no matter where they live in our province,” said Ewasko. “This new school will enable Hanover School Division to give more children and families in Steinbach high-quality education, early learning and child-care experiences, and to provide resources students need to get the most out of their education.”

L-R: Ron Falk (Board of Trustees Chair), Shelley Amos (Superintendent-CEO), Hon. James Teitsma (Minister of Consumer Protection and Government Services), Hon. Wayne Ewasko (Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning), Hon. Kelvin Goertzen (MLA for Steinbach), Earl Funk (Mayor of Steinbach), Danielle Funk (Building Committee Chair), Lindsay Oster (Principal Architect)

The 62,304-sq.-ft. school will include:

  • 19 classrooms for kindergarten to Grade 4;
  • a child-care facility with 74 spaces;
  • a gymnasium;
  • a library;
  • a music room;
  • an art room;
  • a multi-purpose room;
  • a life-skills suite;
  • hygiene room; and
  • associated support spaces.

“The board of trustees expresses heartfelt gratitude to the Manitoba government for their unwavering commitment to education and building a new K-4 school in West Steinbach,” said Ron Falk, board chair, Hanover School Division. “This investment will greatly benefit our students and their families, and foster a brighter future for our community.”

The ministers noted the school is part of the Manitoba government’s 20 New School Guarantee to build 20 schools in 10 years. This plan has been expanded to include three additional schools and to be completed two years earlier, opening by September 2027. This will also help the Manitoba government achieve its target of adding 23,000 new child-care spaces by 2026.

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