The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est [CECCE] has announced its plans for phase 2 of the school located at the old Kemptville College, which will allow them to increase their student capacity.
The board reached a deal with the Agriculture Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO), an Ontarian government Crown corporation which owns the land at the College, to lease Gibson Hall, which is to be renovated and will open in 2018. The new classrooms will enable the pavilion to house different grades in separate buildings. Students in junior kindergarten to grade 6 will continue to use Fraser Hall, and Gibson Hall will be for students in grades 7 to 12. The younger students will also have access to specialized facilities in Gibson Hall.
According to CECCE Chair Johanne Lacombe, “The CECCE is confident that these new classrooms will enable the school to better serve families in the region who want their children to have an excellent education that encourages all students, enriched and inspired by their Catholic and Francophone identity, to progress toward developing their full potential.” Ms. Lacombe added that, “The CECCE and the ARIO signed a 10-year lease with two 5-year extension options. For parents who entrust their children’s education to the CECCE, this signals stability.”
The full report in French on the plans for the Kemptville Pavilion can be found in this issue of the Times. Read full report