Class changes coming at Clearwater Secondary School

Students attending Clearwater Secondary School will see a few changes when they start classes on Sept. 4

Students attending Clearwater Secondary School will see a few changes when they start classes on Sept. 4, according to principal Darren Coates.

One of the more important is they will have a new principal, with Coates taking over from Alan Stel.

There also will be a new vice-principal, Linda Zieffle. She will be taking the place of Peter Persad.

New staff members will include Gabe Francis, who will teach math and science for Grades 8 and 9.

As of last week a second new staff member to teach French and English had still to be hired.

Possibly the most visible change will be new pavement for the traffic circle in front of the school. This is part of preliminary work being done for a project to install more changing rooms in the Sportsplex (see story on page one).

Teacher Mike Lau will coordinate an alternate program being called Phoenix. It is intended for students who are having difficulties in the regular school system and will feature more one-on-one work and intensive support.


The school library is being converted into a library-learning common. Such spaces are becoming popular at other schools, universities and public libraries, said Coates. The intent is to provide a place for students to work on on-line courses, which are important in a small school with declining enrollment. Sylvain Menard is putting together several courses that will combine web-based learning with person-to-person assistance.



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