PROVINCE CONTRIBUTES TO RENOVATIONS OF NEWLY AMALGAMATED RESTON SCHOOL
– – – Education Minister Helps Celebrate School's Grand Opening
RESTON—Students at Reston School have started the new school year in a newly renovated, larger, energy-efficient and modern learning environment. Education Minister Nancy Allan was on hand today to celebrate the official grand opening of the newly amalgamated kindergarten to Grade 12 school.
“A school is much more than bricks and mortar. It’s a welcoming place where you come to learn, grow and share,” Allan said. “This newly renovated school was designed with the students in mind, to help them receive a quality education, and achieve and succeed in a beautiful environment surrounded by natural light and abundant learning spaces.”
Reston School, formerly Reston Collegiate, now provides a total of 36,127 square feet of learning space as the result of the addition of 7,447 square feet of classroom and multi-purpose space. As well, 2,200 square feet of renovations were completed to the new school administration area, the resource area, a staff room and a staff preparation room.
The Province of Manitoba provided $3 million toward this project that has successfully consolidated the elementary school (Reston Elementary) and the high school into one modern teaching and learning facility, the minister said.
“We are committed to giving every child a good start in life by providing them with a quality education We want each and every one of our students to find the path to success,” said Allan. “That’s why we have invested more than $841 million in public schools capital projects over the past 13 years. In that time, we have built 18 new schools, 13 replacement schools and completed extensive renovations and additions to existing schools.”