All other schools in Trinity Conception to start Sept. 4.
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Carbonear Academy, pictured here on Monday, April 29, is slated to open in September, 2014.
While other schools in the Trinity Conception region are opening their doors tomorrow (Sept. 4) for students to begin the 2013-14 school year, kindergarten to Grade 8 students in Carbonear will get an extra day of summer vacation.
Officials with the newly amalgamated Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) have confirmed Carbonear Academy — the province’s newest school — will be delayed opening by one day.
The school board’s new website (www.nlesd.ca) says the delay is being considered a “move in day.”
Ken Morrissey, director of communications for the former Eastern School District, says the delay was expected since last spring and faculty will use the extra day to set up their brand new classrooms.
As for the school’s completion, Morrissey says the gymnasium is still in progress.
“The gym is not going to be ready for the first couple of weeks,” he says. “We are looking at alternate arrangements (for physical education) at this time.”
It was announced earlier this year the school was built with four fewer classrooms than needed.
Officials confirm that the extension piece is “already well underway,” and will provide an update when it becomes available.
Meanwhile, Morrissey also said the Senior Education Officer — the local contacts for the new school board — will move inside schools when the offices around the province, including Spaniard’s Bay, close down. That date has not yet been finalized.