Sacred Heart Community School Officially Complete
Today Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant joined Elders, students, teachers and representatives from the Regina Catholic School Division to celebrate the grand opening of Sacred Heart Community School. The Government of Saskatchewan committed more than $27 million toward the project.
“It is a pleasure to see students enjoying the benefits of this beautiful new school,” Wyant said. “Our government recognized the significance of rebuilding Sacred Heart School and giving students and teachers a safe and welcoming education environment that supports the learning needs of today’s diverse classrooms.”
The new Sacred Heart School replaces the former school, which opened in 1928.
The overall design can accommodate more than 700 students ranging from Prekindergarten to Grade 8 and offers a wide variety of educational and community benefits, including more natural light, flexible learning environments, new gymnasium, common area, library and resource centre, dedicated community space, and a 51 space childcare centre. As well, many of the architectural components of the former school have been incorporated into the new school, including brick work, tyndall stone, columns, and the Sacred Heart statue.
“This rebuild has been an important project for Regina Catholic Schools,” Regina Catholic School Division Deputy Board Chair Bob Kowalchuk said. “We’re proud of the historical pieces we’ve maintained and the attention to detail. Sacred Heart Community School is as modern a school as you can find, with a rich history of faith based education.”
The gymnasium was the final phase of the project, which was completed this winter.
“We’ve been in the building for about a year now, which is thrilling, but it hasn’t felt complete,” Sacred Heart Community School Principal Dave Magnusson said. “With the new gym finally completed, we feel like we’re finally home.”
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $80 million for three new schools in north central Regina since 2014, including Seven Stone Community School and Scott Collegiate High School located inside the mâmawêyatitân centre.
Since 2007, the Government of Saskatchewan has committed approximately $1.5 billion toward 67 major school capital projects and numerous smaller projects such as portable classrooms and preventative maintenance and renewal.