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Managing Space For Students

Managing Space For Students Plan for New Schools in Auburn Bay and Mahogany

Plan for New Schools in Auburn Bay and Mahogany

​Construction progress on three new schools in Auburn Bay and Mahogany currently indicates the possibility of an opening in September 2022. We hope to confirm the opening date shortly. In the event a September 2022 opening is possible, a plan has been developed that will allow many students to attend school closer to home. This plan will require an adjustment of boundaries and designations for Auburn Bay, Seton and Mahogany families.    

Rationale for Plan

We believe this plan provides the best opportunity for the following CBE planning principles to be achieved:

  • Students attend school closer to home.
  • Program continuity from kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • Equitable access for all students to quality learning environments and choice of programs.
  • Space and resources are used effectively.

Planning principles are considered in making all CBE student accommodation decisions, and can be found in AR1090.

Changes Proposed

Community of Aubur​​n Ba​​​​​​y

There will be new boundaries for Auburn Bay School and the new elementary school in Auburn Bay. The schools will offer kindergarten to Grade 4 programming for 2022-23 and then expand to include Grade 5 in 2023-24. Students currently attending Andrew Sibbald School will return to Auburn Bay schools.

The Auburn Bay middle school will offer Grades 5-8 in 2022-23 and then change to Grades 6-9 in 2023-24. Auburn Bay students currently attending Nickle School will be re-designated to the middle school with one exception. Students currently in Grade 8 will remain to complete Grade 9 at Nickle School for the 2022-23 school year.

Community of Maho​gany

Mahogany School will offer kindergarten to Grade 4 programming in 2022-23 and expand to include Grade 5 in 2023-24. Students attending Riverbend School will be re-designated to Mahogany School. In the future, Mahogany School is expected not to have enough space for all students in the community. When that happens, some Mahogany students will attend the newest elementary school in Auburn Bay.

Mahogany will be designated to the new Auburn Bay middle school. Students from Mahogany currently attending Sherwood will be re-designated to Auburn Bay with one exception. Students currently in Grade 8 will remain to complete Grade 9 at Sherwood School. Students from Mahogany currently in Grades​ 5 and 6 at Riverbend School will automatically be enrolled in the new Auburn Bay middle s​chool for the next school year. 

Community​ of​ Seton

Kindergarten to Grade 5 student​s will be re-designated to Cranston School and Grade 6-9 students will be designated to Dr. George Stanley School with one exception. Students currently in Grade 8 will remain to complete Grade 9 at Nickle School for the 2022-23 school year.

Students currently attending Auburn Bay School may remain at Auburn Bay School if they wish, however, transportation will not be provided. Transportation will be provided to Cranston School and Dr. George Stanley School into the future.

These maps illustrate these changes.​

Virtual Sessions

Families living in Auburn Bay, Mahogany and Seton are invited to attend virtual sessions. Sessions will be held 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1. These presentations will highlight the changes and enrolment projections for the schools in these communities. Following the presentation, there will be time for subject matter experts to respond to questions. Use the links below to join these discussions.

Nov. 29 sessio​n
Dec. 1 sessi​​on

We will post recordings of these sessions for those who may be unable to attend. There will also be an opportunity to submit your questions online if the virtual sessions do not answer all the questions you have.

Submit Questions Online

Families living in Auburn Bay, Mahogany and Seton can submit questions or make comments using idea boards that will be available Nov. 30 – Dec. 7. There is one board for each residential community.

Community of Auburn Bay

Community of Mahogany

Community of Seton

Timing of Decision

After sharing the plan with families and considering the questions and comments we receive, we expect to communicate a decision by Dec. 15, 2021. You will receive an email about this decision.

Schools to be Impacted by Declining Enrolment

This plan will see declining enrolment at schools that students in the communities of Auburn Bay, Mahogany and Seton currently attend. This includes Andrew Sibbald School, Nickle School, Riverbend School and Sherwood School. There will be work happening with these school communities into the future to determine how excess school space may be utilized.

Registration Information – Auburn Bay Middle School

Auburn Bay middle school will offer Grades 5-8 in its first year. Current students who live within the new school's designation area and are currently attending Nickle School and Sherwood School will automatically be transferred to the new school.

Student transfers from other CBE schools, registrations from other school districts, or students new to CBE will only be accepted after the principal is in place, which will be at the beginning of April 2022. Please note that the new middle school will only be able to accommodate students living within the designation area. Out-of-attendance area students will not be accepted for Auburn Bay Middle S​chool.

We expect that the new school will have enough space for all students in its designation area. 
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