Education and Early Childhood Development
November 24, 2017

Celebrating the Official Opening of CBS Elementary School

A ceremony was held today to mark the official opening of CBS Elementary, a K-7 school located in Conception Bay South. The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, was joined by Tony Stack CEO/Director of Education for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, school administration and members of the community.

CBS Elementary is a two-story facility that can accommodate more than 600 students, with current enrollment at 458. The school includes 32 classrooms, a gymnasium, library resource centre with IT room, science lab, computer lab, two music rooms, lunch/multipurpose room and a commercial kitchen.

The school was built in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which incorporates environmentally-friendly initiatives that enhance both the learning environment and landscape of the entire site. The school is fully ventilated with air conditioning available in specific locations. A HVAC system is included, as well as energy efficient lighting to maximize LEED credits. Waste reduction, daylighting, and water conservation are among other LEED-influenced design features. The total investment in the school was approximately $24 million.

Quotes
“Today’s official opening is an exciting time for students, teachers and staff at CBS Elementary. I encourage each student to take advantage of the new modern learning environment as they continue to learn, grow and thrive. The Provincial Government is committed to building an educational community that fosters safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for all children and youth.”
Honourable Dale Kirby
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“This tremendous new facility will have a positive impact on the students of Conception Bay South for many years to come. Most important for student success will be the continued engagement of the school community to ensure the school and students are supported and take full advantage of the many opportunities a new school offers.”
Goronwy Price
Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board

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Media contacts
Debbie Marnell
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1906, 699-9048
debbiemarnell@gov.nl.ca

Ken Morrissey
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
709-758-2371, 730-0798
kenmorrissey@nlesd.ca

2017 11 24                              11:45 a.m.