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New Eastern Shore Grades 7-12 School


In April 2018, the provincial government announced a new Eastern Shore area high school to replace Eastern Shore District High (ESDH) as part of the multi-year Capital Plan. Click here to read the news release.

In 2019, the School Advisory Committee for Gaetz Brook Junior High (GBJH) expressed an interest in having their students included in the new building.

In the Fall of 2020, the HRCE undertook a consultation process to gather community feedback on the possible consolidation of GBJH and ESDH schools in the new school project.

In December 2020, the Regional Executive Director submitted a report with a recommendation to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

In February 2021, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced GBJH and ESDH would be consolidated into a Grades 7-12 school when the new school is built.

In March 2021, the Minister of Education announced the province would seek feedback from the community on the location of the new school. Click here to read the news release.

The site for the new school was confirmed on June 3, 2021. Click here to read the news release.

A request for proposals for the collaborative design-build of the new school was issued on June 25, 2021.

Below are some of the processes that will occur leading up to the completion of this project:

School Steering Team

A School Steering Team (SST) has been created, involving principals, students, members of the School Advisory Councils, HRCE and provincial staff.

The SST is asked to provide input to government for consideration during the design process for the new school.

Final decisions on the design of the school rests with the provincial government, as represented by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The SST held its first meeting on December 1, 2021.

SST Minutes

The next meeting of the SST will be held: TBD

School Name

The school principal will lead a consultation process to recommend potential names for the new school to Regional Executive Director of Education.

The process will include opportunities for participation from the public, including students. To learn more, read the HRCE's Naming or Renaming Schools policy.

Community Updates


  • September 21, 2023 - Link (Update on project progress)
  • June 6, 2023 - Link (Update on project progress)
  • January 31, 2023 - Link (Update on project progress)
  • February 2, 2021 - Link (Message from RED on consolidation and site)
  • December 15, 2020 - Link (Message from RED sharing final report)
  • December 2, 2020 - Link (Message from RED thanking participants)
  • November 3, 2020 - Link (Message from RED reminding families they can still participate)
  • October 8, 2020 - Link (Message from RED introducing consultation process)