Building Our SchoolFebruary 5, 2021
Update: April 16, 2020
École Waterford Springs School to open January 2021
April 16, 2020 (Winnipeg, MB) – Winnipeg School Division’s (WSD) new school, ÉcoleWaterford Springs School, is slated to open January 2021. The new Nursery to Grade 8 dual-track school is located on the southeast corner of Jefferson and King Edward.
“Construction of École Waterford Springs School is going quite well and we’re very excited about seeing the final touches being put on our new school,” says Manuel Silva, Principal, École Waterford Springs School. “COVID-19 has presented us with some unexpected challenges, and that has resulted in a slightly later opening than originally planned.”
To ensure continuity for students moving from area host schools into the new school next January, WSD willhave École Waterford Springs School students in their grades and with their new teachers at their current host schools. The classes will behoused at the host schools from September to December, and will be ready to move to École Waterford Springs School as an existing class in January.
“Once class lists are complete, we will notify parents where the classes will be held for their children,” says Mr. Silva. “We are making every effort to keep the majority of students in the same host schools they have been in to date.” Mr. Silva noted that transportation will continue to be provided for students who live more than 1.6 km away from their host schooluntil they transition to the new school.
WSD was established in 1871 and currently has 78 (almost 79) schools, almost 33,000 students and 4,600 permanentemployees. Its purpose is to provide a learning environment that fosters the growth of each student’s potential and provide equitable opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary for meaningful participation in a global and diverse society.
Update: March 11, 2020
The École Waterford Springs School website is now up and running. On the site you will find information including registration information for both the school and for the daycare. To visit our website please click here: École Waterford Springs School
Update - Feb. 20, 2020:
Congratulations to Bumper Crop Early Learning Centre who will be the daycare provider for École Waterford Springs School. For those families in the community who will need daycare, more information on how to register your child will be coming in the near future. Keep checking here for updates.
Update - Feb. 2020:
We have a name! École Waterford Springs School.
“Naming the school has been a very important part of the building process for this community,” says Manuel Silva, Principal, École Waterford Springs School. “The committee had lengthy discussions, and many ideas including names of prominent and important Canadians, were considered. The final choice, however, identifies with the school’s geographical location and combines the names of the growing communities of Waterford Green, Castlebury Meadows and Castlebury Springs.”
Silva says the name is also similar enough to its location to identify with the neighbourhood. The committee felt it represents growth and a connection to nature and the Indigenous aspects being incorporated into the school. read more here
The official boundaries for École Waterford Springs School are as follows:
From extension of Commercial Ave, north on Brookside Blvd (east side; Division Boundary), east on Mollard Rd (south side; Division Boundary), south on Ritchie St (west side), south west on Division boundary, south along CPR Arborg, west on Adsum Dr (north side), continue west on Old Commonwealth Path (north side), south on Garton Ave (west side), west on property boundary north of Marianna Rd to Meadowland Dr, west on Swiftwater Trail (north side), west along Commercial Ave (north side), west along extension of Commercial Ave (north side) to Brookside Blvd.
The WSD Board of Trustees has approved changes to school boundaries to adjust for attendance at École Waterford Springs School. The new boundaries, effective September 2020, affect a few schools including Meadows West School, École Stanley Knowles School, Robertson School, and Shaughnessy Park School.
The new school boundaries for Meadows West School (Nursery to Grade 8 English Program) will now be expanded to include Brookside Boulevard to the CPR Arborg.
The new school boundaries for École Stanley Knowles School (Nursery to Grade 6 English Program) will now be expanded to CPR Arborg.
The new school boundaries for École Stanley Knowles School (Kindergarten to Grade 6 French Dual Track) will now be expanded to include Brookside Boulevard to the CPR Arborg. Please note: the Stanley Knowles Elementary French Dual Track Catchment Area has been divided into two new zones, one for Stanley Knowles and another for Luxton School.
The new school boundaries for École Stanley Knowles School (Grade 7 and 8 French Dual Track) will be expanded to include Commercial Avenue to Brookside Blvd.
The new school boundaries for Robertson School (Nursery to Grade 6 English Program) will now be limited to the CPR Arborg.
The new school boundaries for Shaughnessy Park School (Nursery to Grade 6 English Program) will now be extended to Church Avenue.
The new school boundaries for Shaughnessy Park School (Grade 7 and 8 English Program) will now be extended to Inkster Blvd.
Update - Dec. 2019:
Registrations have now begun for all students going into Nursery to grades 8 for the New School for September 2020. If you live in the Waterford Green/Castlebury Meadows area, please email the principal, Manuel Silva, at email@example.com or call him at Meadows West School at 204-694-6755 to arrange a time to register your child. (Nursery/kindergarten parents please note: your child is eligible for registration for Nursery if they are turning 4 by the end of 2020 or Kindergarten if they are turning 5 by the end of 2020). Thank you.
Update - November 8, 2019
Parents and Guardians of children in the Waterford Green/Castlebury Meadows communities are invited to attend the North District Advisory Committee meeting with the Trustees to provide feedback on next year’s budget and programming for the Winnipeg School Division. The meeting will take place on November 14 at 7pm at St. John’s High School.
If you have children in French Immersion, you are welcome to attend the French Immersion Advisory Committee meeting on November 21 at 7pm in the Annex at the Winnipeg School Division Board Office, 1577 Wall Street East. The Annex is the one-room addition to the back of the Board Office off of the parking lot. The French Immersion Advisory Committee meets with Trustees to look at items related to French Immersion schools.
Update - October 17, 2019:
A committee has been formed to look at suggestions for a name for the New School in the Waterford Green/Castlebury Meadows communities. Please forward any suggestions with a rationale behind the suggestion to the principal, Manuel Silva, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 25. Thank you.
Update - Sept. 2019: Registrations have now begun for Nursery and Kindergarten at the New School for September 2020. If you live in the Waterford Green/Castlebury Meadows area, please email email@example.com to arrange a time to register your child for Nursery if they are turning 4 by the end of 2020 or Kindergarten if they are turning 5 by the end of 2020. Thank you.
Mr. Manuel Silva has been assigned as Principal of Winnipeg School Division's newest school, scheduled to open in September 2020. During construction, Principal Silva will be located at nearby Meadows West School (204-694-6755). Among his first tasks this September, Principal Silva will be seeking community input, consultation and Board approval for naming the new school, which is being built at the southeast corner of Jefferson and King Edward.
Once you are permanently residing in your new home, transportation will be arranged for those students in Nursery to Grade 6, living more than 1.6 kilometers from their designated school. Castlebury Meadows and Waterford Green resident students who have registered in one of the four area schools prior to May 1, 2018 may continue at that school until the new school is ready for occupancy in 2020, or move to their newly assigned temporary home school.
Winnipeg School Division is pleased to welcome families moving into the new Castlebury Meadows and Waterford Green developments. We are committed to working together with your family to inspire your child, reach goals and achieve academic success.
We look forward to welcoming you to the community and school your child or children will be attending.
Transportation service is provided in accordance with the Public Schools Act (Sections 43-47), Manitoba Regulation No. 465/88R and WSD Policy EEA – Transportation of Pupils. Within these guidelines, every effort is made to improve transportation efficiency by clustering students to bus stops and by providing service on major streets.
If your child is enrolled in a Specialized Low Enrolment Program, transportation will be provided. Inclusion Support Services arranges transportation for students along with any specific needs required.
All initial requests for transportation services should be directed to the student’s school.
All subsequent enquiries regarding scheduling and operations should be referred to WSD’s transportation department at 204-789-0452.
New School Frequently Asked Questions
When can we register our children for the new school?
Registrations for children going into Nursery to grades 8 for the new school have now begun. Please contact the principal, Manuel Silva, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at Meadows West School, 204-694-6755 to arrange a time to register your child.
Will there be French Nursery at the new school?
The nursery program will not be offered in French, however, the school will be dual track French from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
How many of the 600 student spaces will be for French Immersion?
WSD plans to adjust instruction needs for English and French based on enrolment.
How will the transfer of students from other schools to the new school be managed?
Principal Silva will collaborate with the schools where students are currently attending to plan a smooth transition.
Is a spot at the new school guaranteed for Castlebury Meadows and Waterford Green residents?
Yes, Castlebury Meadows and Waterford Green are within the boundaries of the new school for students ages Nursery to Grade 8.
Will full day Kindergarten be offered at the new school?
Full day Kindergarten is not currently being considered for the new school.
How do I register my child for the daycare or the before and after school program?
WSD has set the tender process in motion seeking out daycare and before and after school program proposals. One provider will be given the contract to provide both a daycare and a before and after school program. An announcement on the provider should be made in early winter.
Will there be a lunch program at the new school?
Mr. Silva is currently working with a group of parents and guardians to create a Parent Council Constitution and Bylaws and to establish a lunch program for the school. More information will be provided later on in the year.
Will you hold an open house for enrolment/registration in school and daycare?
The first open house was held on October 1, 2019. Additional open houses will be held, as construction progresses, to provide information to the community. Watch this site for information.
Will there be a playground and structure similar to Meadows West School?
As with other programs, WSD will work with the community and parent groups to facilitate additions such as playground structures to the school.
When will a new high school be added in this area?
WSD has identified the need for a High School in the area and is having discussions with the Province on this possibility.