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  • January 17, 2013

Ontario Building New Catholic School in Rockwood

McGuinty Government Investing in Better Places to Learn for Local Students

January 17, 2013

Students in the Wellington Catholic District School Board will benefit from a new Catholic school in Rockwood. The newRockwoodCatholicElementary schoolwill have an estimated cost of $5,982,208.

This project will provide students with an improved and modern learning space to help them focus on their education while supporting the continued roll out of full-day kindergarten.

Investing in stronger schools is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to help more students succeed and secure a brighter future for all Ontarians. The government remains committed to protecting the gains made in education since 2003, including full-day kindergarten, maintaining smaller class sizes and preserving 20,000 teacher and support staff jobs.


“I’m pleased that the students in Rockwood will benefit from our investments to provide better school buildings. We know that when students are in good learning environments, they can focus on their learning.”

— Liz Sandals, MPPGuelph

“We are making sure that students have safe, modern and accepting places to learn and grow, no matter where they live. Investing in our schools is critical to helping every student reach his or her full potential and succeed.”

— Laurel Broten, Minister of Education


  • The McGuinty government is also providing funding to Upper Grand District School Board to build a new public elementary school in Rockwood.
  • Ontariois investing almost $38 million to support the building of 5 new schools in Wellington Catholic District School Board and Upper Grand District School Board
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has supported more than 27,000 renewal projects and over 480 new schools have opened.
  • The province is also makingOntario’s schools cleaner, more sustainable places to learn with 2,600 schools benefiting from more than 6,500 clean energy projects.
  • Ontariohas invested $1.4 billion in capital funding to support the expansion of full-day kindergarten. All new elementary schools will be built to accommodate full-day kindergarten.



For more information, please contact:

Julie Ellis

Office of Liz Sandals, MPP

(519) 836-4190

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