Official Opening of Eastside Elementary in Corner Brook

A ceremony was held on Friday to mark the official opening of Eastside Elementary, a K-6 school located in Corner Brook. Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, was joined by the Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment and MHA for Humber - Bay of Islands, Tony Stack CEO/Director of Education for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, school administration and members of the community.

Eastside Elementary, formerly known as G.C. Rowe Junior High, brings together students from both the former Humber Elementary School and St. Gerard’s Elementary School. The newly renovated school can accommodate more than 600 students, with enrollment for this September at 504.

The school includes a refinished hardwood gymnasium floor and completely redeveloped stage lowered to age appropriate height, upgrades to mechanical ventilation system controls, the public address system and classroom technology, renovated washrooms, new flooring and ceilings, as well as improvements to the exterior including new paving. The total investment in the school was approximately $1.5 million.