Transportation and Works
Education and Early Childhood Development
August 29, 2017

Site Chosen for New Paradise Intermediate School

The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, announced today that the new Paradise Intermediate will be built just off McNamara Drive, in Paradise. Minister Kirby was joined by Tony Stack, CEO/Director of Education with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District on behalf of Board Chair Goronwry Price, Mayor Dan Bobbett and councillors of the Town of Paradise for the official unveiling.

Paradise Intermediate will accommodate children attending Grades Five to Eight. It will have all of the resources required of an intermediate school with teaching spaces to ensure students meet their full potential, including areas for physical activity, arts and music.

BudgBudget 2017 announced $2 million to commence planning and design of the new school. Paradise Intermediate is expected to open during the 2020-21 fiscal year.

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“The new intermediate school for Paradise is one of nearly $3 billion in infrastructure investments to be made over the next five years. As outlined in our multi-year infrastructure plan, investments in new and existing schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, highways and major roads will help grow our economy, supporting job creation and communities across the province.”/> Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“This is an exciting day for children and families in Paradise as we work towards building the new Paradise Intermediate. Establishing the site location is the first step as we move forward to providing a modern learning environment which will not only provide quality education for children in grades five to eight but also be an important addition to the community at large.”
Honourable Dale Kirby
Minister of Education and Early Childhood and Development

"On behalf of the board, we are pleased and excited to see this project moving forward to benefit the students in the Paradise area. Families will certainly be happy to see this project come to fruition and, once completed, it will undoubtedly provide for the continued growth and success of our young people. We look forward to seeing this facility progress."
Goronwry Price
Board Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

“It is an exciting time for the Town of Paradise as we continue to expand and grow. As a vibrant and youthful municipality, the addition of an intermediate school is an important investment in the students and families of Paradise. This school will strengthen our community and ensure that our children have a modern facility where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive in Paradise.”
Dan Bobbett
Mayor of the Town of Paradise

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Learn More
The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments – www.tw.gov.nl.ca/works/Infrastructureplan.pdfPDF

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Media contacts
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 725-9201
brianscott@gov.nl.ca

Vanessa Colman-Sadd
Education and Early Childhood Education
709-729-1906, 682-6593
vanessacolmansadd@gov.nl.ca

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

Diane Keough
Town of Paradise
709-782-2603, 769-4212
dkeough@paradise.ca

2017 08 29                              1:40 p.m.