Education and Early Childhood Development
August 18, 2015

Improving School Infrastructure

Woodland Primary Receives Roof Upgrade

Students at Woodland Primary in Grand Falls-Windsor will benefit from an investment of more than $597,000 for roof upgrades.

“The upkeep of existing infrastructure is another example of this government’s commitment to make strategic investments ensuring students and staff have safe learning environments. These investments encourage economic growth and help to build strong communities which are important elements of our Population Growth Strategy. With this latest awarded contract, more than $16.7 million has been invested in schools for the Grand Falls-Windsor–Buchans district since 2004.”
- The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

LSG Construction of Gander was awarded a tender for roof upgrades on Woodland Primary in Grand Falls–Windsor and work is nearing completion. Woodland Primary accommodates 433 students from Kindergarten to Grade 3.

“This roof upgrade for Woodland Primary will enhance the learning environment already enjoyed by the students and staff of the school, while also benefitting the entire school community.”
- Milton Peach, Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board

Since 2004, the Provincial Government has allocated more than $731 million in K-12 infrastructure to ensure students and teachers continue to enjoy safe and healthy learning environments. Fourteen new schools have been opened; 11 more are in various stages of planning or construction; 27 major extension and renovation projects have been completed, with 13 more underway; and approximately 1,930 repairs and maintenance projects have been approved.

To support the multi-year education infrastructure development plan, over $95 million is allocated through Budget 2015 for K-12 infrastructure.


  • A tender, valued at over $597,000, was awarded to LSC Construction of Gander for roof replacement at Woodland Primary in Grand Falls-Windsor.
  • The school currently accommodates 433 students in Kindergarten to Grade 3.
  • With this latest contract, more than $969,000 has been approved for improvements to Woodland Primary in recent years.
  • This is one of several projects totalling over $16.7 million approved for schools in the Grand Falls Windsor-Buchans area since 2004.
  • Through Budget 2015, over $95 million is allocated for K-12 infrastructure to address short and long-term provincial needs.

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Media contacts:

Blair Medd
Director of Communications
Department of Education and
Early Childhood Development
709-729-0048, 631-8465
Ken Morrissey
Director of Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador
English School District
709-758-2371, 730-0798

2015 08 18                              11:30 a.m.