Release by the Department of Education
Students and families from Lunenburg and surrounding areas are celebrating their new school in the heart of their community.
Education Minister Ramona Jennex joined Pam Birdsall, MLA for Lunenburg, representatives from the South Shore Regional School Board, students, teachers, parents and school community members for the official opening of Bluenose Academy today, June 18.
“The province is putting kids and learning first by providing the best learning environment for students to be successful,” said Ms. Jennex. “Bluenose Academy is an excellent addition to the Lunenburg area, and will provide students with learning opportunities for many years to come.”
Bluenose Academy has been operating since March and has 565 students in grades Primary to 9.
“It’s a wonderful feeling knowing your children will be educated in a state-of-the-art facility like Bluenose Academy,” said Hope DeMone, president of the Bluenose Academy Home and School Association. “The opportunities offered to them both in and outside the classroom are amazing.
“It has been a very rewarding experience being involved with the transition to Bluenose Academy. The support from our parents, students, staff and communities has been overwhelming.”
Along with the gymnasium and regular classrooms, the new school has small group work rooms, a multi-purpose science lab, and a raised classroom that can act as a stage. The library and seminar room on the third floor provide a unique view of the harbour.
The school also has features such as a youth health facility, a student services suite, assistive-care washrooms and a resource and multi-sensory room. Visual arts space and tech production and innovation labs and are expected to be ready in the fall.