Congratulations to Norma Rose Point school on its recent official opening. The new school for families in the UBC community is located on the former University Hill Secondary site. It has 60 full-day kindergarten spaces, 650 Grade 1-7 student spaces and 150 Grade 8 student spaces.
The new school is wired with the latest in educational technology and learning tools featuring a digital media lab, wifi, flexible common rooms, outdoor classrooms and exercise stations, an arts studio space, and classrooms designed to support the use of integrated technologies. It will also serve the on-site Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) providing local residents with meeting rooms and two gymnasiums, as well as pre-school and out-of-school care facilities.
The school is named after Norma Rose Point, a Musqueam First Nation elder who dedicated her life to First Nations education and health.
- Norma Rose Point school is built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and BC wood was used in the construction and interior design of the school.
- Since 2001, 44 capital and seismic projects worth more than $274 million have been completed in the Vancouver school district. In addition, the Province invested more than $6.9 million for additional space for Full Day Kindergarten.