Top News

New Bible Hill school holds official opening

Bible Hill Consolidated students Hudson Dill and Kate Wyllie presented Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Zach Churchill with a photo of the school when he visited for the official opening ceremony.
LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS
Bible Hill Consolidated students Hudson Dill and Kate Wyllie presented Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Zach Churchill with a photo of the school when he visited for the official opening ceremony.LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS

BIBLE HILL, N.S.

 

While touring the new Bible Hill Consolidated School Tuesday morning Zach

Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, remarked that it was the nicest school he had ever visited.

Churchill was one of the dignitaries who joined students and staff for the school’s official opening Tuesday.

“I know this school will be a great place for the next generation of Bible Hill community leaders, business people, public servants, scientists… maybe there’s an astronaut or two in there,” he said when speaking to those gathered in the gymnasium. It will be so important for your learning and development, but I know it will also serve as an important hub and centre for this community as it moves forward and serves many generations.”

 

Bible Hill Consolidated School Principal Kathy Fougere shows Zach Churchill, Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, around the school. Lynn Curwin/Truro Daily News
Bible Hill Consolidated School Principal Kathy Fougere shows Zach Churchill, Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, around the school. Lynn Curwin/Truro Daily News

 

The announcement that a new school would be built to replace Bible Hill Central and East Court Road Elementary was made in August 2014. The new building, which includes more than 200 students in Grades Primary to 4, as well as a pre-Primary class, opened in September.

The state-of-the art facility includes a learning centre and sensory room for students with special needs, gender neutral washrooms, a cafeteria, quiet reading area, music room and stage, as well as bright classrooms.

 

Recessed storage space is located outside of each classroom. Lynn Curwin/Truro Daily News
Recessed storage space is located outside of each classroom. Lynn Curwin/Truro Daily News

 

The cost of the new school was more than $14.5 million.

 

One wall of the cafeteria is adorned with tiles decorated by the students.
One wall of the cafeteria is adorned with tiles decorated by the students.

 

 

A stage is located off of the cafeteria and a music room at the back can be opened for more stage room. Lynn Curwin/Truro Daily News
A stage is located off of the cafeteria and a music room at the back can be opened for more stage room. Lynn Curwin/Truro Daily News

 

The quiet reading area.
The quiet reading area.

 

All washrooms are gender neutral, with individual stalls. Lynn Curwin/Truro Daily News
All washrooms are gender neutral, with individual stalls. Lynn Curwin/Truro Daily News

 

Bible Hill Consolidated School LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS
Bible Hill Consolidated School LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS

 

A section of the Pre-Primary classroom.
A section of the Pre-Primary classroom.

 

lynn.curwin@trurodaily.com

Recent Stories