Re­liv­ing our past: Sa­cred Heart opens

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - BY COLLIN FAR­RELL MARYS­TOWN, N.L. Colin.far­[email protected]­erngazette.ca

Holy Name of Mary Pri­mary School in Marys­town is now a thing of the past as con­struc­tion of ad­di­tional class­rooms and gym fa­cil­i­ties at the school are al­most com­plete and the once 4-6 Sa­cred Heart Academy now of­fers kinder­garten to grade six classes.

Holy Name of Mary pre­vi­ously of­fered grades kinder­garten to three. Sa­cred Heart Ele­men­tary, the of­fi­cial name of the school now, opened its door to stu­dents one week be­fore the Christ­mas break. There are presently 760 stu­dents en­rolled.

Con­struc­tion on the school be­gan in Septem­ber, 1987. Marco Ltd. of St. John’s was awarded the con­tract and will cost ap­prox­i­mately $2.5 mil­lion to com­plete. Con­struc­tion on the school is in its fi­nal stages but con­trac­tors are still work­ing within the build­ing.

Schools op­er­at­ing un­der the Ro­man Catholic, In­te­grated and Pen­te­costal School Boards will re-open Jan. 9 while Eastern Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Salt Pond and the Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist will be re­sum­ing classes on Jan. 3.

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Con­struc­tion at Sa­cred Heart Ele­men­tary is al­most com­plete as stu­dents have al­ready been set­tled into the new ex­ten­sion of the school.

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