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January 11, 2023

Manitoba Government Issues Tender for New French-Language School in Sage Creek

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School to Provide Much-Needed Education, Child-Care Services: Ministers

A tender for the construction of a new kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Winnipeg’s Sage Creek neighbourhood has been issued, Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko and Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister Reg Helwer announced today.

“French-language instruction is an essential part of the province’s education system and it is important that as many Manitoba students as possible have access to high-quality French-language education,” said Ewasko. “The new French-language school in Sage Creek will meet current enrolment needs and anticipated growth in the Sage Creek neighbourhood for Division scolaire franco-manitobaine (DSFM).”

Design work on the school, which will accommodate 450 students, began in April 2022.

“Capital projects strengthen communities and this new school in Sage Creek will increase the vitality of the neighbourhood and enable the Manitoba government to provide the education and child-care services that Sage Creek residents need,” said Helwer.

“It is with great joy that the DSFM welcomes the construction of a new school in the Sage Creek neighbourhood,” said Alain Laberge, superintendent, Division scolaire franco-manitobaine. “Providing families with a quality education in French is essential to the development of a community's culture and language.”

The school will be include 18 classrooms, a gymnasium and multi-purpose space, and a life skills, resource and guidance suite. The capacity includes two cohorts of kindergarten to Grade 8 classrooms plus a 74-space daycare program. The school is scheduled to open in September 2024.

Ewasko noted the construction of the new French-language school in Sage Creek is part of the Manitoba government’s guarantee to build 20 new schools in 10 years. The province has completed a number of new schools since October 2019, including:

  • Maryland Park School (kindergarten to Grade 8) in Brandon School Division;
  • Pine Ridge Elementary School (kindergarten to Grade 8) in Garden Valley School Division;
  • Niverville High School (Grade 9 to 12) in Hanover School Division;
  • École Templeton School (kindergarten to Grade 5) in Seven Oaks School Division;
  • L’École Voix des Prairies (formerly École Nord-Est – with initial enrolment for early years and future expansion to Grade 8) for Division scolaire franco-manitobaine; and
  • École Waterford Springs School (kindergarten to Grade 8) in Winnipeg School Division.

A kindergarten to Grade 8 school and a Grade 9 to 12 school are currently under construction in Waverley West in the Pembina Trails School Division.

Design work has started on five additional schools including:

  • a kindergarten to Grade 4 school in Steinbach in Hanover School Division;
  • a kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Morden in Western School Division;
  • a Grade 9 to 12 school in Winnipeg School Division;
  • a kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Sage Creek / Bonavista in Louis Riel School Division; and
  • a kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Seven Oaks School Division.

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