Dec. 4, 2006
DIEPPE (CNB) - The new school in Dieppe, Carrefour de l'Acadie, was officially opened today. Premier Shawn Graham, Education Minister Kelly Lamrock, and other dignitaries attended.
Built at a cost of $5 million, the new school houses 580 students in grades 6 to 8.
"This new school is a testament to the dynamism of the francophone community of southeastern New Brunswick," Graham said. "The students and staff will benefit greatly from the new facilities."
The Carrefour de l'Acadie was set up in vacant space at École Mathieu-Martin. The project involved the construction of a gymnasium, development of a cafeteria, and the renovation of 30 classrooms and specialized premises. The new school also has its own entrance.
"This new school enabled School District 1 to relocate a portion of its school population in order to reduce the overpopulation at the Anna Malenfant and Amirault schools in Dieppe," Graham said. "I am convinced that the students and staff will make Carrefour de l'Acadie a dynamic and expansive learning environment."
The Premier congratulated the members of School District 1 Education Council and the parents for supporting the project.
MEDIA CONTACT: Hugues Beaulieu, Education, 506-444-4714.