Planned Kimberley Private School Educates Public on its Progress

日期: 2019-12-09
浏览次数: 75
发表于: 2019-12-09
浏览次数: 75

Planned Kimberley Private School Educates Public on its Progress

A map highlighting the area a private school is intending to be built on (Supplied by the City of Kimberley)

Purcell International Education addressed attendees of a question and answer session and feel as though concerns may have been cleared up surrounding a proposed private school with a focus on elite athletics in Marysville.

Members of the public attended an information session on Thursday night to ask PIE questions about the planned campus.

“The community is supportive, and community members have offered suggestions and ideas,” said PIE President Duncan Macleod. “The collaborative potential of something like this is limitless. The more people that come forward with great ideas, the better the projects is going to be when it’s realized.”

According to Macleod, the budget for phase one of the project is set at less than $20 million even though it launched with a planned budget of $60 million. Further expansion is planned when student populations exceed 300.

“Our initial funding plan got shelved, as a result of that, we came up with a new way of moving forward. Part of that includes incremental building and modular construction,” MacLeod said. “We’re going to build and grow as the students enroll.”

According to Macleod, the school will have at least 50% of the student body coming from outside of B.C.  Despite it being a private school, sports facilities on campus will still be available to local students and athletic clubs.

Macleod also added that int increase in population from students will provide opportunities for local businesses.

He added that he feels benefits will extend beyond Kimberley and Marysville.

“We’re going to be able to offer a suite of clubs and sports after school that’s on par with big metro centres,” said MacLeod.”As a result of that, it’s going to ripple through the educational experience of the young people in these communities. The amenity creation part takes that and extends it to the community as a whole.”

Macleod added that despite offering more athletic opportunities, PIE will not compete with existing programs.

He added that the school will be focused on providing quality education, beyond making a profit.

“This is not just a business. We’re not going to rack and stack kids there just because it’s good business,” explained MacLeod. “The reason we’re doing this in this community is to realize a mutual benefit and create opportunities to build amenities. It actually would have been a lot easier for us to get investors if we agreed to put this anywhere west of Chilliwack.

The school is planned to have a large international student body, and Macleod feels the interaction of different cultures will be beneficial.

“The more diverse a program is, the better it is for the Canadian kids that are participating and the international students who are attending as well,” said MacLeod.

While the school will take up some of the Kimberley Golf Course, Purcell International Education said it will ensure the property stays an 18 hole course.

Kimberley City Council recently agreed to a map amendment to allow for the next phase of planning. MacLeod added that more information sessions will likely take place as the project progresses.


Hot News / 最新资讯
2021 - 06 - 23
点击次数: 6
关于珀塞尔学校Purcell Collegiate School is an in-development international boarding school for students in Grades 7 through 12.珀塞尔学校(Purcell Collegiate School)是一所发展中的国际寄宿学校,面向 7 至 12 年级的学生。Using a pioneering...
2021 - 06 - 07
点击次数: 4
去年年底,加拿大移民、难民和公民事务部(IRCC)部长Marco Mendicino宣布,将在未来三年大幅增加移民数量,以弥补2020年因新冠疫情造成的移民缺口。根据新计划,加拿大计划在2021年至2023年期间迎来超过120万新移民,2021年将新增40.1万永久居民,2022年为41.1万,2023年为42.1万。在新冠肺炎大流行之前,之前的计划设定的目标是2021年达到35.1万人,2022...
News / 推荐阅读 +More
2021 - 06 - 23
点击次数: 6
关于珀塞尔学校Purcell Collegiate School is an in-development international boarding school for students in Grades 7 through 12.珀塞尔学校(Purcell Collegiate School)是一所发展中的国际寄宿学校,面向 7 至 12 年级的学生。Using a pioneering engagement model that is unique to the education sector, Purcell Collegiate is an opportunity for international students to live and learn in Canada at a school focused on sustainability, guided by t...
2021 - 06 - 07
点击次数: 4
去年年底,加拿大移民、难民和公民事务部(IRCC)部长Marco Mendicino宣布,将在未来三年大幅增加移民数量,以弥补2020年因新冠疫情造成的移民缺口。根据新计划,加拿大计划在2021年至2023年期间迎来超过120万新移民,2021年将新增40.1万永久居民,2022年为41.1万,2023年为42.1万。在新冠肺炎大流行之前,之前的计划设定的目标是2021年达到35.1万人,2022年达到36.1万人。2021年上半年,加拿大频频放出大赦政策,移民门槛降至前所未有的低点——基本上有符合移民类别的工作和语言成绩,就能够移民。然而,即便是如此“基本”的条件,仍然有很多想移民的国际学生被卡在门外:因为信息不对称性,很多国际学生,尤其是中国学生,在加拿大求学时首选“名校”而不是“专业”,导致了即使在全世界排名前100的多伦多大学和UBC毕业后,因为读的是文科或者商科专业等非加拿大紧缺...
2021 - 05 - 17
点击次数: 5
说到加拿大,有人想起枫叶,有人想起自然风光,有人想起文化多样性;其中一样让无数人趋之若鹜的,是加拿大的福利体系。在众多福利中,最吸引新晋父母的,便是加拿大的儿童能够得到牛奶金。在疫情冲击之前,6 岁以下儿童每人每年“牛奶金”最高额为 6600 加元,6-17 岁每人每年最高额 5600加元。而在疫情冲击之下,为帮助国民重回岗位、更充裕地承担托儿所费用,加拿大政府于昨日(5月12日)宣布,家长们今年可申请额外1200加元牛奶金。新增部分的牛奶金将于5月28日、7月30日及10月30日分三次打入家长账户。资料来源:除牛奶金外,加拿大政府投入大量资金扶植幼教...
2016 - 07 - 07
点击次数: 23771
尊敬的各位同学及家长我们以回归自然的方式原汁原味的英语环境世界名校的书香气息带你在这个夏季在激情燃烧美丽的加拿大点燃英语热情开拓国际视野留下一段终生难忘的回忆生命中总有些快乐与夏天有关精彩内容加拿大落基山教育局为越秀区教育局战略性合作伙伴,这是继加拿大落基山教育局与越秀区教育局今年5月24日签署教育合作备忘录启动后,越秀区教育局首批学生赴落基山教育局参加精彩学游。此特别定制暑期学游项目受到落基山教育局高度重视,越秀区教育局学生们于7月20号出发,为期三周,加拿大国会议员 韦恩•斯特斯基先生(Mr. Wayne Stetski)、金伯利市市长 唐•麦考密克先生(Mr. Don McCormick)、落基山学院国际教育部 谢丽尔•韦伯女士(Ms. Cheryl Webber)以及八一实验学校姐妹学校 赛尔克中学校长 Clint先生将在开营仪式为学生亲切致词。学生们将与议员和市长亲切交流,这对学...
Copyright ©2005 - 2020 广东安侨教育科技咨询有限公司