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

“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,” said Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works.

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.

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.

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

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