A new French-language school for students in the Porters Lake area will open in September.
Lakeview Consolidated School, in Halifax Regional Municipality, now a Grade Primary to Grade Six school, will become the 21st French first-language school run by the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP).
The announcement today, May 25, was made as students, teachers, staff and the Acadian and Francophone community celebrated the 15th anniversary of the CSAP.
"I can't think of a better way to celebrate the anniversary of the CSAP than to announce a new school," said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. "The CSAP has a proud history of excellence in education, and I'm pleased that more Nova Scotia students will be able to learn and enjoy learning in their first language."
For the first year, the school will be home to a Grade Primary class, and the Grandir en français program for four-year olds. The school will add a grade level each year so that in six years, it will be a full Primary-6 elementary school. The long-term plan for the school could include adding additional grades earlier depending on the enrollment needs of the area.
"We are very proud of the opening soon of another school for the
CSAP, this time in the Eastern Shore region", said Kenneth Gaudet, president of the CSAP. "This school is in addition to four schools already existing in the Halifax Regional Municipality and is the second new school which opened recently in Halifax."
Students now attending Lakeview Consolidated School will move to a new elementary school in Porters Lake.