MILTON – The Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton, Parm Gill, was pleased to be joined by the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, along with the representatives from the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Town of Milton, to celebrate the official ground-breaking of the new #10 Catholic elementary school.

The Government of Ontario had given then Halton Catholic District School Board approval for the $17.2 million elementary school in July 2020, along with the approval for a new $41.3 million Catholic #3 secondary school.

“It’s an honour to celebrate the ground-breaking of the new #10 elementary school,” said MPP Gill. “Since elected in 2018, I have been proud to announce six new schools for our community totaling over $150 million from our government. This is in addition to the $18 million expansion of Bishop Reding and $3 million for St. Peter’s elementary school for a new, five room childcare centre.”

“The establishment of a new school is always an exciting time from a school board’s perspective. We recognize that a school is more than just the bricks and mortar building where students gather to learn,” said Pay Daly, Director of Education for the Halton Catholic District School Board. “Today’s ground-breaking ceremony represents a very tangible first step towards the building of a new school community – where families and staff will come together to create and nurture a welcoming space in which all students can experience an engaging Catholic learning environment. We look forward to completing this new school and opening our doors to this vibrant new community.”

“We value the ongoing collaboration and support from MPP Gill and are grateful for the commitment of the Ministry of Education through the provision of funding so that we can build new school buildings that will help us better serve the needs of our Milton students and families,” said Patrick Murphy, Milton HCDSB Trustee and Chair of the Board. “This Ground-breaking Ceremony marks an important milestone in the establishment of our newest Catholic elementary school community in Milton. Our schools continue to attract families who wish to instill in their children the gift of a Catholic education, and this new school will help us address the ever-growing needs within our Milton community.”

“We are looking forward to beginning construction of this much needed new Catholic elementary school in Milton. We are committed to excellence in learning, and our mission is fulfilled by providing opportunities that meet the needs and aspirations of all students in creative and innovative learning environments,” said Marvin Duarte, Milton HCDSB Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Board. “Our Catholic school communities are built upon the collaborative efforts of home, school and parish. Today is a celebration not only for the students in Milton, but for each of our partners and the entire Milton community!”