New Eastern District P-12
In December 2013, the Government of Nova Scotia announced a new P-12 school would be built to replace the existing schools in the Duncan MacMillan Family of Schools. To read the news release announcing the new school, click here.
Site Selection Committee
Part of the process for the building of a new school involves a site selection process. To lead the process, a Site Selection Committee (SSC) is formed and the committee identifies three possible locations for construction of a new school. These locations are presented in a report to the Governing Board for approval and submission to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD).
SSC Terms of Reference - Link
The SSC submitted its report to the Governing Board in June 2014. To review the SSC report, click here. The HRSB approved the recommendations and forwarded them to the provincial government.
On April 26, 2016, Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, announced the location for the new school. Click here to read the news release.
School Steering Team (SST)
Once a site for a new school is selected, a School Steering Team is formed to serve in an advisory role during the design of the school. The committee provides input to the provincial government for consideration during the design process for the new school. Final decisions on the design of the school rests with the provincial government, as represented by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
- October 25, 2016 (link)
- October 12, 2016 - Link (Update from Duncan MacMillan Principal on formation of SST)
- October 12, 2016 - Link (Update from Lakefront Principal on formation of SST)
- October 12, 2016 - Link (Update from Sheet Harbour Principal on formation of SST)
- October 4, 2016 - Link (Project update from Superintendent)
Naming a new school facility is the responsibility of the governing board. In accordance with the Naming School Facilities policy, the principal or principal designate will identify and lead a consultation process to name the school.
The process will include a school organization such as a School Advisory Council, Parent/Teacher Association, School Steering Team and the public. Also, student input, appropriate for the age level served by the school should be a significant part of the process.
To read the Naming School Facilities policy, click here.