Regina Public Schools Facility Enhancement

Regina Public Schools takes pride in its educational facilities as physical surroundings have a significant impact on student achievement, the provision of equitable opportunities for learning and the delivery of effective programs.  RPS operates and maintains its buildings in a fiscally responsible manner, taking into account student and staff safety, facility condition, the environment, community use, student populations and educational models. As Regina continues to change in population and demographics, so does the impact on facility requirements for the school division.

Guided by the original Renewal Plan (2008) RPS continues to work with Ministry in planning to accommodate student population growth and repairing/rebuilding existing school facilities.

Updated July, 2016 - For more information and quick links to our newest schools, please visit this news feature.

Three New Joint-Use Schools for Regina - Updated Sept. 7, 2016.

At the Sept. 6, 2016 Meeting of the Board of Education, the new names of the Joint public schools were announced. They are:

  • École Harbour Landing School – New Southwest School (Harbour Landing)
  • École Wascana Plains School – New Southeast School (Greens on Gardiner)  
  • Plainsview School – New Northwest School (Rosewood Park)

Read more details here.

Earlier content about the Joint Schools.

In the Fall of 2013 the government of Saskatchewan announced a plan to build nine new joint-use schools in communities experiencing unprecedented growth, three which will be located in Regina.  The joint-use schools between the Public and Catholic school divisions will offer options for shared programming opportunities for students and share maintenance costs between divisions.  The schools will be constructed using a Public Private Partnership which will require a collaborative approach in planning involving five school divisions and the ministry of Education.  Preliminary planning and designs have progressed on this project which are planned to be opened for the 2017/18 school year in September, 2017.  More information on these projects can be found here.

Our Newest School, Seven Stones Community School Opened, September, 2014

Students from the former Herchmer and Wascana Schools were welcomed to their new school building on September 2, 2014. The new school, completed on-time and on-budget, replaced two old school buildings and includes the addition of a 51 seat daycare. Regina Public Schools celebrated the Grand Opening of the school on September 16, 2014. Please read this for more details.  More information about this exciting new school is available at their website.

Connaught School Replacement Project 

Approval for the replacement of Connaught School was provided in the provincial 2014/15 budget. Planning for the new school has begun in earnest to target a Fall 2017 completion and opening.  Connaught school classes will be provided at the former Wascana School building located on 4th Avenue  until the new school is constructed.  The new Connaught School concept design was completed on schedule in December 2014. Follow this link for more information about this project.

Learning across the Community/Mâmawêyatitân Centre/Scott Collegiate

Collaborative planning continues toward a Fall 2017 projected opening date for this shared facility focused on youth and families within a vibrant thriving neighbourhood, in North Central Regina, that is a partnership between community, Regina Public Schools and service providers. Read the latest news release here. Construction began in 2015. More information is available at their website: Mâmawêyatitân Centre

Capital Planning at RPS

Regina Public Schools continues to develop facility renewal strategies, plans and projects to align with the Ministry’s capital program guidelines.  See table below for Regina Public Schools major facilities projects as of August 2015.

 

Stage 1 Facility Submissions (As of June 2012)