Northlands Parkway Collegiate
Northlands Parkway Collegiate (NPC) is the newest high school that was built and completed in Garden Valley School Division. It was scheduled to open in fall of 2013, and the doors opened officially on September 4, 2013 to welcome students and staff to the school's first academic year (see also NPC Opens: Night Hawks Take Flight). For more information on this major capital project, see the Archive section (Capital Construction Pre-2014) for articles that described the process of building this new school. For more information on programming and other learning community details, please also visit NPC's new Website at http://npc.gvsd.ca .
Backgrounder: The Collective Design Process
At a meeting held on January 26 & 27, 2010 at the Winkler EMMC , the community was invited to discuss their preferences for a new high school, and to provide key input that will shape the development of the final plans for the school. See also the link to the planning phase for a summary of these Collective Design Process meetings. The construction phase for NPC began in June 2011, and finishing work continued into the fall of 2013. See construction link on side menu.
NPC Fast Facts:
The new school was approved and funded by Manitoba Education and Garden Valley School Division. NPC was designed by Prairie Architects, Inc. (See original concept image) NPC was constructed by Penn-Co Construction. The project worked with an estimated cost of $32.1 million and comprised 112,400 square feet of new construction at $285.00 per square foot.
GVSD announced that Tammy MacDonald would serve as NPC's first principal, and her appointment began effective February 2013. Jeffrey Osinski is NPC's first Vice-Principal. The school opened on September 4, 2013, and the official school name--"NPC Night Hawks"--was announced.
The new school provides:
- Programming space for 800 students with provision for expansion to 1,000 students.
- Classrooms, Art, Band, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Drama, Choral, Day Care, Community Health & Child Care, Electrical Technology, Commons Area, Life Skills & Autism Suite, Alternative Education, Student Services, and Fitness.
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