November 20, 2015

Major Expansion Completed at Holy Cross High School

Today Education Minister Don Morgan joined representatives of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, along with students, teachers, and members of the community to celebrate the renovations and expansion of Holy Cross High School.  The Government of Saskatchewan has committed more than $29 million toward this facility.

“Our government is pleased to contribute to this significant project, which gives students access to a modern, safe and state-of-the-art school,” Morgan said.  “Holy Cross High School has been delivering quality education to students for over half a century and we believe this investment will help to continue that success for many more decades.”

The new additions to the school include a gymnasium, school entrance and office, five new classrooms, and an industrial arts centre, while the library and student commons area were relocated.  Mechanical and electrical upgrades have also been completed.

Holy Cross High School boasts room for more than 1,100 students ranging from Grade 8-12.

“Holy Cross High School is the largest school in our division and it was in need of upgrades and additions to provide a proper learning environment for our students and staff,” Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Board Chair Diane Boyko said.  “We are grateful for the investment that made these upgrades and additions possible.  Our students will have every opportunity to learn in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and we’ll be able to better prepare them for opportunities that come their way after graduation.”

Since 2007, the government has committed approximately $966 million toward 65 major school capital projects and numerous smaller projects such as portable classrooms and preventative maintenance and renewal.