Mak­ing school cool

Bi­ble Hill Con­sol­i­dated holds of­fi­cial open­ing

Truro Daily News - - Front Page - By Lynn cur­win truro Daily News lynn.cur­win@truro­daily.com

While tour­ing the new Bi­ble Hill Con­sol­i­dated School Tues­day morn­ing Zach

Churchill, Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Early Child­hood de­vel­op­ment, re­marked that it was the nicest school he had ever vis­ited.

Churchill was one of the dig­ni­taries who joined stu­dents and staff for the school’s of­fi­cial open­ing Tues­day.

“I know this school will be a great place for the next gen­er­a­tion of Bi­ble Hill com­mu­nity lead­ers, busi­ness peo­ple, public ser­vants, sci­en­tists… maybe there’s an as­tro­naut or two in there,” he said when speak­ing to those gath­ered in the gym­na­sium. It will be so im­por­tant for your learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment, but I know it will also serve as an im­por­tant hub and cen­tre for this com­mu­nity as it moves for­ward and serves many gen­er­a­tions.”

The an­nounce­ment that a new school would be built to re­place Bi­ble Hill Cen­tral and East Court Road Ele­men­tary was made in Au­gust 2014. The new build­ing, which in­cludes more than 200 stu­dents in Grades Pri­mary to 4, as well as a pre-Pri­mary class, opened in Septem­ber.

The state-of-the art fa­cil­ity in­cludes a learn­ing cen­tre and sen­sory room for stu­dents with spe­cial needs, gen­der neu­tral wash­rooms, a cafe­te­ria, quiet read­ing area, mu­sic room and stage, as well as bright class­rooms.

The cost of the new school was more than $14.5 mil­lion.

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Bi­ble Hill Con­sol­i­dated stu­dents Hud­son Dill and Kate Wyl­lie pre­sented Nova Sco­tia Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Early Child­hood De­vel­op­ment Zach Churchill with a framed photo of the school when he vis­ited for the of­fi­cial open­ing cer­e­mony on Tues­day. At right is the quiet read­ing area.

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