(29 November 2017)
From Hansard - 29 November 2017
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New Elementary Schools Open in Warman
Hon. Ms. Heppner: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am pleased to rise yet again to talk about even more schools that are new in my constituency. Two new elementary schools are now open in Warman. Traditions Elementary School and Holy Trinity Catholic School are well into their new school year and a part of this government’s joint-use school projects. I’d like to congratulate the school divisions for coming together to make these schools a reality. The P3 model, which continues to be criticized by the members opposite, has in fact saved millions of dollars and saw these schools being built on time and on budget.
I want to thank parents and community members for coming together to establish Catholic education in both Warman and Martensville. Having diverse education options will benefit these communities, and I’m sure students are excited to have these new learning spaces in their neighbourhoods. Between the two schools, there are 28 classrooms; three gymnasiums, including a large shared gym and stage; two band rooms; libraries; a community resource space; and, Mr. Speaker, a 90-space childcare centre.
Our track record speaks for itself. Since 2007 this government has worked tirelessly to open more doors in education, committing $1.5 billion towards 67 major capital projects, as well as various smaller projects.
Mr. Speaker, I now ask all members to please join me in thanking the builders, educators, and communities that came together to get these schools built. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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