Five-room expansion for St. Jean de Brebeuf

News Nov 11, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A five-classroom addition is in the near future at a central Mountain high school.

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is getting $2.8 million for the expansion at St. Jean de Brebeuf, the Ministry of Eduction announced Monday.

The addition was on the board’s capital wish list submitted to the province earlier this year.

The board will now consult with the community and hire an architect as it plans the work, said chairman Pat Daly, who is also the trustee for the area.

That will help determined where on the property the addition will go, he said.

“We’ll get to work on that right away,” said Daily.

There are currently 1,580 students. Around 2009, enrolment at Brebeuf peaked at more than 1,900 students.

There are currently 20 portables on site and some will remain even after the addition.

“It will, for sure, relieve the overcrowding,” he said.

The addition is part of the refurbishing that has been happening in recent years at the Acadia Drive school. The recent improvements include an artificial turf sports field and athletic track, air conditioning in parts of the school, new gym, new library, new lockers, windows and doors, and electrical wiring improvements.

This year, the cafeteria is getting an air conditioning system and in the future, said Daly, the auditorium needs to be refurbished.

”We’ve invested a lot,” he said, “but with a building that size and age, there is always more you can do.”

The building is the former Southmount high school, which was opened by the Hamilton public school board in the early 1960s. In 1985, the Catholic board took over the site as part of the provincial change to full funding of Catholic high schools for all high school grades. For a while, it shared the Acadia Drive building with French high school George P. Vanier.

Five-room expansion for St. Jean de Brebeuf

$2.8 million from Ministry of Education

News Nov 11, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A five-classroom addition is in the near future at a central Mountain high school.

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is getting $2.8 million for the expansion at St. Jean de Brebeuf, the Ministry of Eduction announced Monday.

The addition was on the board’s capital wish list submitted to the province earlier this year.

The board will now consult with the community and hire an architect as it plans the work, said chairman Pat Daly, who is also the trustee for the area.

"We’ve invested a lot, but with a building that size and age, there is always more you can do."

That will help determined where on the property the addition will go, he said.

“We’ll get to work on that right away,” said Daily.

There are currently 1,580 students. Around 2009, enrolment at Brebeuf peaked at more than 1,900 students.

There are currently 20 portables on site and some will remain even after the addition.

“It will, for sure, relieve the overcrowding,” he said.

The addition is part of the refurbishing that has been happening in recent years at the Acadia Drive school. The recent improvements include an artificial turf sports field and athletic track, air conditioning in parts of the school, new gym, new library, new lockers, windows and doors, and electrical wiring improvements.

This year, the cafeteria is getting an air conditioning system and in the future, said Daly, the auditorium needs to be refurbished.

”We’ve invested a lot,” he said, “but with a building that size and age, there is always more you can do.”

The building is the former Southmount high school, which was opened by the Hamilton public school board in the early 1960s. In 1985, the Catholic board took over the site as part of the provincial change to full funding of Catholic high schools for all high school grades. For a while, it shared the Acadia Drive building with French high school George P. Vanier.

Five-room expansion for St. Jean de Brebeuf

$2.8 million from Ministry of Education

News Nov 11, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A five-classroom addition is in the near future at a central Mountain high school.

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is getting $2.8 million for the expansion at St. Jean de Brebeuf, the Ministry of Eduction announced Monday.

The addition was on the board’s capital wish list submitted to the province earlier this year.

The board will now consult with the community and hire an architect as it plans the work, said chairman Pat Daly, who is also the trustee for the area.

"We’ve invested a lot, but with a building that size and age, there is always more you can do."

That will help determined where on the property the addition will go, he said.

“We’ll get to work on that right away,” said Daily.

There are currently 1,580 students. Around 2009, enrolment at Brebeuf peaked at more than 1,900 students.

There are currently 20 portables on site and some will remain even after the addition.

“It will, for sure, relieve the overcrowding,” he said.

The addition is part of the refurbishing that has been happening in recent years at the Acadia Drive school. The recent improvements include an artificial turf sports field and athletic track, air conditioning in parts of the school, new gym, new library, new lockers, windows and doors, and electrical wiring improvements.

This year, the cafeteria is getting an air conditioning system and in the future, said Daly, the auditorium needs to be refurbished.

”We’ve invested a lot,” he said, “but with a building that size and age, there is always more you can do.”

The building is the former Southmount high school, which was opened by the Hamilton public school board in the early 1960s. In 1985, the Catholic board took over the site as part of the provincial change to full funding of Catholic high schools for all high school grades. For a while, it shared the Acadia Drive building with French high school George P. Vanier.