Education and Early Childhood Development
October 13, 2017

Celebrating the Official Opening of East Point Elementary School

A ceremony was held today to mark the official opening of East Point Elementary, a new K-6 school located in the east end of St. John’s.

The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Bernard Davis, Parliamentary Secretary for Service NL and MHA for Virginia Waters - Pleasantville, participated in the special event which was held in the school’s gymnasium.

East Point Elementary includes 17 classrooms, a gymnasium, a stage, a lunch/multipurpose room with a commercial kitchen, a learning resource centre, a music room and a family resource room. The school, which was constructed at a cost of approximately $20 million, currently has 160 students enrolled and can accommodate approximately 340.

“As a government, we are committed to building an educational community that fosters safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for all our children and youth. The opening of East Point Elementary is a celebration for the students, staff, teachers and the school’s surrounding community. Congratulations to everyone who came together to make the opening of this new school possible.”
Honourable Dale Kirby
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“This is an exciting day for the staff, parents, students and the entire East Point Elementary school community. This modern facility is a great addition to the east end of St. John’s and will provide an exceptional learning environment for students for many years to come.”
Bernard Davis
MHA for Virginia Waters - Pleasantville

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2017 10 13                              1:50 p.m.