École Confédération’s Grand Opening
École Confédération celebrated its official grand opening and Canada 150 on Friday, May
5, 2017 during Education Week.
Journée portes-ouvertes/Community Open House
In addition to the Official Grand Opening on the Friday, a special Open House will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Come and celebrate the new school. Guided tours will be available. There will be lots of fun events for all ages including:
- Food Trucks
- Elimination Draw (Tickets $10 each, available at the school starting Tuesday, April 18., Lots of prizes including a grand prize of $1000 cash)
- Photo Booth
- Cupcake Walk
- Face Painting, Coloring contest, Lego room, Guessing jars
- Participate in our Canada150 Participaction Challenge
- Scholastic Book Fair
- New playground equipment plans on display
- Student created displays
"The name Confédération is significant as the school opened in the 2016-17 school year, the same year during which we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Confederation provides a sterling example to students of what can be accomplished when people of diverse backgrounds work together to achieve a common goal.”
David Dean, Chair of the Board
About the School
The new school opened for students on September 6, 2016. The project cost $5.8-millon in renovations to become the Board's newest French immersion school.
Grand Erie was among a number of districts across the province that received additional funding for new or renovated schools. The Minister of Education announced Ontario's investment in building and renovating schools to provide children with the best possible learning environments. Specifically for Grand Erie, the Minister of Education announced additional five classrooms and retrofit to Coronation Public School in Brantford to accommodate the students of Fairview Public School.