New Eastern Passage High School
In April 2012, the Premier of Nova Scotia announced a new high school would be built in Eastern Passage. Scheduled to open in September 2014, it is estimated the new school will cost $15 million. To read the government news release announcing the new school, click here.
At the time of the announcement, it was indicated that province would work with the school board and the community to determine the most effective way to establish a high school in Eastern Passage. This could involve an addition and renovations to one or more of the existing schools in the area.
Part of the process for the building of a new school involves the site selection process. The school board formed a Site Review Committee (SRC) with a mandate to review the three existing elementary schools in Eastern Passage and a recommendation to the governing board for a school to be renovated.
To SRC submitted its report to the board in September 2012 with a recommendation that Seaside Elementary School be approved as the school to be renovated for creation of a high school within the community of Eastern Passage. To review the SRC report, click here.
The HRSB approved the recommendation of the SRC and forwarded the recommendation to the provincial government in September 2012.
The ultimate decision on site selection will be made by the Minister of Education.
School Steering Team (SST)
The School Steering Team serves an advisory role in the design of the school. The committee will be asked to provide input to the provincial government for consideration during the design process for the new school. Final decisions on the design of the school rests with the provincial government, as represented by the Department of Education and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
February 6, 2013 (link)
Naming a new school facility is the responsibility of the governing board. In accordance with the Naming School Facilities policy, the principal or principal designate will identify and lead a consultation process to name the school.
The process will include a school organization such as a School Advisory Council, Parent/Teacher Association, School Steering Team and the public. Also, student input, appropriate for the age level served by the school should be a significant part of the process.
To read the Naming School Facilities policy, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to review some of the frequently asked questions about the Eastern Passage High School project