Education Minister says new Newtown School completed by year end

The students of the Newtown Primary School will all be happy by year end, upon being given their new school building which construction is expected to commence very soon.

Education and Human Resource Development Minister Honourable Peter St. Jean, who was present at the school’s opening of their Literacy Week, says work on the structure will begin as soon as the retaining wall near the school has been completed.

Mr. St. Jean also reminded the students of how important reading is for their development.

Principal of the Newtown Primary School Mr. Jerry Copiel says, this new building is long overdue as the current building is falling apart, with rain coming in from all sides and doors broken, and the government of Dominica and China will be working together to build the new school.

Mr. Copiel says the school currently has 278 students which is growing and the existing structure is too small.

The new four storey structure will house 12 classrooms, 2 labs, a foreign language room, an auditorium and a computer lab.

The school will also feature an elevator, which is in the effort of aiding students with disabilities.

The Newtown Primary School began its Literacy Week with reading competitions, and will continue to Friday March 30th.

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