Transportation and Works
Education and Early Childhood Development
January 25, 2019

Provincial Government Issues Request for Proposals to Construct New Intermediate School in Paradise

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has issued a Request for Proposals to design and construct a new intermediate school in Paradise.

The new school will accommodate students from Grade 6 to Grade 9 and will be located off McNamara Drive, adjacent to the Dianne Whalen Soccer Complex.

It will be a modern, three-storey, 11,000 square-metre facility that will have all of the resources required to ensure students meet their full potential, including 33 classrooms, a gymnasium, music and art areas, cafeteria and other amenities.

Construction is expected to begin this fall and be completed in 2021.

Public tenders for the replacement of Bay d’Espoir Academy and the Gander Academy reconstruction will be issued this winter. Construction on these projects is also expected to begin this year and be completed in 2021. Construction continues on the Mobile Central High and St. Peter’s Academy extensions, with occupancy of both expected this year as well.

The schools are the direct result of commitments outlined in The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments. The plan outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through a total investment of nearly $3 billion.

Supporting education and the construction of new school infrastructure deliver on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“We continue to deliver on our commitment to invest in school infrastructure to provide the very best learning environments we can for our children. This will be a brand new facility with modern features that will have a positive impact on the daily lives of students and staff, and it will alleviate enrolment pressures at other schools in Paradise and Mount Pearl as well.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“Investing in new school infrastructure is a priority for this government and will have a meaningful impact on the quality of education for students in Mount Pearl and Paradise. Such investments support the implementation of the Education Action Plan. With 40 percent of the actions already completed or substantially underway, we are ensuring schools have the necessary resources in place to provide a healthy living and learning environment.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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2019 01 25                              12:55 p.m.