With new housing developments come educational opportunities and expectations. Pembina Trails School Division works closely with families, developers and government officials to meet the educational needs of students moving into these new communities. We want students and their families to feel welcome and engaged.
Two guiding principles help school division staff determine how educational needs are met. Pembina Trails seeks to:
- Provide quality education for students in a safe and caring environment.
- Be fiscally responsible to present and future Pembina Trails taxpayers.
The division’s long term plans in South Winnipeg include using or adding space in existing schools, and requesting the province build:
- Four K-8 schools, each with a capacity of 600 to 800 students
- One centrally-located high school.
This plan depends on obtaining appropriate parcels of land from the developers and the necessary approvals from the provincial government’s Public Schools Finance Board for the construction and funding of each new school.
École South Pointe School opened in January 2017. Within its first year of opening, it reached capacity by welcoming 800 students.
In March 2018, the provincial government announced a plan to build two new schools that will serve our South Winnipeg community. The schools will be built half-way between Kenaston and Waverley on the south side of Bison Drive. Learn more about the future K-8 and high school here.