Help name a new public elementary school in north Oshawa

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Published May 13, 2024 at 10:01 am

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Education Minister Stephen Lecce (centre) with local MPPs Lorne Coe (Whitby) and Todd McCarhy (Durham) at the delayed north Oshawa school announcement

A new elementary school is coming this fall to one of Oshawa’s fastest-growing communities and the school board needs help in giving it a name.

The as-yet unnamed school (provisionally dubbed ‘North Oshawa Public School’) is set to open in September 2024 at the corner of Windfields Farm Drive and Wintergrace Avenue and the Durham District School Board wants input on a potential school name.

The community can participate in the naming process by submitting suggestions to our school needs a name by Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m.

The proposed name must align with the board’s commitment to Indigenous rights, human rights, equity, and anti-oppressive principles and practices. As part of the board’s school naming policy, the name must reflect the name of a person of historical significance, a geographic landmark associated with the location of the school, or a significant Canadian event.

The School Naming Committee will review and consider submissions, narrowing them for a second round of community consultation. The top three choices of the school naming committee will be brought forward to the Board of Trustees, with the top choice proposed for consideration.

The new elementary school in north Oshawa, as well as a new consolidated public school in Beaverton and an addition to Mary Street Community School in downtown Oshawa, were all scheduled to open this fall but were delayed by the Province dragging their feet on letting construction to go to tender.

The school will house 536 new student spaces as well as four child care rooms and 73 new child care spaces.

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