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New Halifax South Peninsula P-6

In December 2013, the Province of Nova Scotia approved the construction of a new Primary to Grade 6 school on the south end of the Halifax Peninsula to replace LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary (LMST). Click here to read the news release.

Site Selection

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).

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 September 17, 2015, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development announced the new school will be built on the existing property of the school. To read the news release, click here.

School Steering Team (SST)

The School Steering Team serves an advisory role in the design of the school. The committee will be asked to provide 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.

SST Minutes

  • March 27, 2017 - Link
  • November 8, 2016 - Link
  • June 21, 2016 - Link
  • May 12, 2016 - Link
  • February 16, 2016 - Link
  • February 4, 2016 - Link
  • January 25, 2016 - Link

Relocation of Students

In September 2015, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development announced the new elementary school would be built on the existing property of the school. To facilitate this construction, students and staff would be required to vacate the property at the conclusion of the school year in June 2016.

In December 2015, the HRSB Superintendent informed parents that all LMST students would be relocated across the street to the former Beaufort Building and the Beaufort Annex for September 2016. Some renovations to the Beaufort building will occur during the summer to ensure the building is converted back to an elementary school.

Click on the pictures to see some of the renovation work underway:

June 27

August 16

Correspondence

  • December 13, 2016 - Link (Alert message re: start of LMST demolition and public meeting details)
  • December 8, 2016 - Link (Alert message providing details on upcoming public meeting)
  • November 22, 2016 - Link (Update on Beaufort renovation from Superintendent)
  • September 23, 2016 - Link (Letter to neighbours from DTIR regarding deconstruction of LM-ST building)
  • September 8, 2016 - Link (School Alert message)
  • August 26, 2016 - Link (Update on Beaufort renovation from Superintendent)
  • July 14, 2016 - Link (Update on Beaufort renovation from Superintendent)
  • June 13, 2016 - Link (Letter from School Administration Supervisor on calendar variance)
  • May 10, 2016 - Link (Project update from Principal)
  • March 24, 2016 - Link (Project update from Superintendent)
  • January 29, 2016 - Link (Update from Principal on formation of SST)
  • December 17, 2015 - Link (Project update from Superintendent)
  • October 29, 2015 - Link

School Name

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.Nov