Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2015
MPP Arnott highlights two new schools in Rockwood
(Queen’s Park) – With a new school officially opened and another in the works, Wellington-
Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott rose in the Ontario Legislature on May 11 to highlight the exciting developments being made in education in Rockwood.
“Mr. Speaker, in spite of the current uncertainty in our schools in Ontario, last Monday was a
momentous day for education in the community of Rockwood in Wellington-Halton Hills. That morning, the ground breaking of the new Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School took place, and in the evening, the official opening of École Harris Mill Public School was celebrated – both in Rockwood,” Mr. Arnott informed the Legislature.
École Harris Mill Public School, is a dual-track school with both English and French immersion from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5. The school, which first opened its doors in September 2014, can accommodate over 200 students.
When Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School opens in September 2016, it will be home to
another 270 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. This will be the first new school to open in the Wellington Catholic District School Board since 2010.
“With a safe and inspiring teaching and learning environment, I know that students at both these schools will receive an outstanding educational experience, leading to achievement and
success,” said Mr. Arnott. “I’ve always believed that learning is lifelong and that our teachers
are caring, dedicated professionals. With the positive support of parents, community and
government working together in the best interests of our students, our schools are second to
none in Canada.”
“As the Member of Provincial Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, I want to extend my sincere thanks and congratulations to the Upper Grand District School Board, the Wellington Catholic District School Board as well as all the parents, students, teachers and staff who are involved in these new schools. Together, we can work to give our students the finest education possible. We owe them nothing less,” Mr. Arnott concluded.
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