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