We put in a full, synthetic football/ soccer field which extends its use and an 8 lane all weather track. This school would rival any community centre.
Doug Snyder, Principal
The Ministry model does not fund community use aspects of a school building. They provided $26million under pupil placed funding but there was and additional $6million that came from the Boards own reserves. These additional funds allowed for significant additions to the function and identity of the school that the community is also able to utilize.
A 1700 pupil placement school would receive ministry funding for 3 gyms, but Board funds allowed for an additional gym with an indoor running track and full athletic mezzanine with all the best equipment. This has proven to be a huge boon to the culture and identity of the school and the Boards desire to foster a sense of mind body awareness.