Derek Mombourquette, Education Minister. (Communications N.S. Photo)

HALIFAX: The province will provide the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) and its students and staff with a new, modern pre-primary to Grade 8 school on the peninsula, the Minister responsidle for the Education and Early Childhood Development, said.

On April 9, Derek Mombourquette, and Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie,   announced the new school which will help Halifax’s growing CSAP community with a new facility.

“The province continues to support Nova Scotia’s Acadian and francophone communities with new, modern facilities to enhance learning for students,” said Mr.  Mombourquette. “By recently purchasing École secondaire Mosaïque and by building a new school on the peninsula, the province is ensuring that francophone students and staff can experience the best public-school education possible.”

“This announcement reinforces the province’s commitment to support quality French first-language education and to ensure the continued prosperity and vibrancy of our rich Acadian and francophone culture,” said Ms. Diab.

The new school will be located on the site of the former RCMP headquarters at the corner of Oxford Street and Bayers Road at the recommendation of Department of Infrastructure and Housing.

The province is finalizing plans that will ensure a positive school experience on the peninsula for Acadian and francophone students and staff at École Mer et Monde while their new school is being built.

“We are pleased that the province has confirmed the purchase of a new piece of land on the peninsula for a new school building to accommodate students from pre-primary to Grade 8.

“This is a success for the Acadian and francophone community.”     
      – Marcel Cottreau, CSAP chair