The Board of Trustees approved the construction of Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) replacement school in the Town of East Gwillimbury in August 2016.
The school will serve students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and is scheduled for occupancy September 2017.
New registrations for OLGC are welcome at Good Shepherd CES which is the current Catholic elementary school temporarily serving the area in Sharon. Please call Good Shepherd CES to register at 905.895.0303.
For progress updates and timelines for the construction of OLGC replacement school, please continue to check the Board website.
The new OLGC replacement school will include the following features:
- The site is a 6.88 acre corner lot with frontage and access on two streets (Murrell Boulevard and Kavanagh Avenue)
- The 57,125 sq ft school, includes a Childcare
- Designed to suit the context of the neighbourhood and provide a unique identity for this new sub-division, it will provide for abundant natural light, visual connectivity throughout, and flexible spaces for collaborative and independent learning
Pupil Accommodation and Childcare
The OLGC replacement school will accommodate approximately 461 students plus 72 licensed childcare spaces.
- 14 classrooms
- Five kindergarten rooms to support Full Day Kindergarten and specially designed to support play-based learning
- Reflection room
- Music room
- Special Education classroom
- Gym/stage area (the stage area will be at the same elevation as the gym to provide flexible usage as either a third gym / multi-use space or (portable) stage)
- Central atrium serving as the Forum.
21st Century Learning/Technology
All classrooms will be equipped with smart boards and wireless access points which will align to the Board's focus on 21st Century learning
- Designed to provide barrier free access to first and second floors, student and staff washrooms.
- Signage and tactile warning devices will be designed to assist the visually impaired
- Soccer field
- Hard surface play areas
- Separate secure play areas for Kindergarten and childcare
- School lighting will be controlled by occupancy and daylight sensors
- School ventilation system will employ heat reclaim technology to extract heat from air being exhausted from the school
- Water bottle filling stations will be provided to conserve water use
- 28 spaces for bike parking
- Three vehicular access points
- The vehicular circulation will be configured to provide a parent drop off area (Kiss and Ride) separate from the bus loading area to help ensure safe arrival of students