Grimshaw Shared School Facility Project Update

  Posted: April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014 – The Town of Grimshaw, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) and Peace River School Division (PRSD) are pleased to provide the public with an update on the Grimshaw Schools Project.  The project will see new schools for Kennedy Elementary School (KES), Grimshaw Jr. Sr. High School (GHS) and Holy Family School (HFS) attached to the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex.

Project History
Since the project announcement on December 12, 2013, representatives from the Town of Grimshaw, HFCRD and PRSD continue to meet with Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Education and the Bridging Consultant Workun Garrick Partnership.

In February, school principals, school council representatives, Town of Grimshaw and school division representatives toured Alberta schools with similar design concepts.

Upcoming Parent Meetings
In order to inform parents of the project progress, various parent and School Council meetings are being held. Below is a listing of upcoming School Council meetings where discussion topics include opportunities for shared space, possible community library and a review of the initial design. All interested parents are welcome and encouraged to attend their respective School Council meeting.

  •  GHS and KES School Council meeting April 7, 2014 at 6:30pm (at KES)
  •  HFS School Council meeting April 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Next steps
Connecting with stakeholders is very important to the Town of Grimshaw, HFCRD and PRSD to ensure the facility best meets the needs of the community.  Plans are underway for a public consultation to take place later this spring.

The next project design meeting is scheduled for April 17, 2014. Student safety, opportunities for shared space and honoring the unique identity of both schools continue to be an important part of the design process.  An update will be issued for the public following each project meeting.

“These schools will serve as the hub of their community for many years and provide students exceptional learning opportunities,” says Education Minister Jeff Johnson. “Not only are we building centres for excellence in teaching and learning, we’re strengthening growing communities and community spirit.”

View the December 12, 2013 announcement here.