Rothesay Park School

Rothesay Park School is a middle school situated in Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada. The school serves about 300 students in grades 6 to 8 in New Brunswick School District 06.

Rothesay Park School
Address
7 Hampton Road

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Canada
Coordinates45.3879°N 65.9964°W / 45.3879; -65.9964
Information
School typePublic
MottoStand Tall, Fly High
Founded1915
School boardAnglophone South
SuperintendentZoe Wattson
PrincipalJoEllen Jensen
Grades6 to 8
Enrollment265 (2011)
LanguageEnglish, French immersion
AreaRothesay
Colour(s)Red, blue and gold             
MascotRalph the Raven
Team nameRavens
AlumniJack Long
Websiterothesaypark.nbed.nb.ca

History

The school was founded in the late 19th century. It moved into a purpose brick built building, the first in the area, in 1915 when it was known as Rothesay Consolidated School and educated in grades 1-12. After the opening of a new high school in the 1950s it was renamed as Rothesay Elementary School and restricted to grades 1-6. However this school closed in 1975 and a new Rothesay Elementary School opened nearby. Community pressure resisted the demolition of the building which re-opened in 1977 as Rothesay Park Elementary School. A further reorganisation occurred in 1997 when it became a grade 6-8 middle school, now called Rothesay Park School.[1]

Recognition

Heritage Canada recognized the re-opening project with a Regional Award of Honour for Heritage Preservation in 1997.[1] During the 2005/2006 school year it was voted, by Today's Parent Magazine, one of the top 100 schools in Canada.[2]

References

  1. "A Brief History of Rothesay Park School". Rothesay Park School. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  2. "Today's Parent Top 40 Schools. The school fitness trainer, Scott Geiki has since carried the schools sports teams to win provincial banners making the school a worthy opponent to other NB middle schools". Todaysparent.com. August 2005. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
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