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Rollo Bay Consolidated School was opened in 1966 by the honorable W.J. MacDonald, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island[1]. It was closed in 2009, after being in operation for 43 years[2]. After its closure as a public school, it functioned for several years as an early learning facility as well as a daycare. It will also be the future home of the new Ecole la Belle Cloche. It is located on the Main Road in Rollo Bay, directly across from St. Alexis Church.

HistoryEdit

The school was opened as a solution to the removal of one room schoolhouses. The various school houses from the surrounding area were consolidated together, thus yielding Rollo Bay Consolidated School. It variably housed students from grades 1-8, where upon completion of grade 8 they would progress to Souris Regional High School.

To commemorate the closing of the school, a ceremony was held where 35 students in grade 5-6 received their report cards and were recognized as the last students ever to attend Rollo Bay[3]. Furthermore, Mr. Kevin MacAdam, a devoted Rollo Bay teacher of more than 32 years was recognized, as was principal and 31 year veteran of the school, Mr. Ronnie McIntosh[4]. Several time capsules were opened from years gone by, including one from the grade 7 students of 1994-95[5].

Work began in 2016 to remodel and renovate Rollo Bay Consolidated School into a new school for Ecole la Belle Cloche. As of 1 September 2017 this work is ongoing, and French students are expected to be in the new school during the 2017-2018 school year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Murchison, Taunya. "Community of Rollo Bay celebrate's school's 43 years" The Graphic. 3 August 2009. Web. 10 June 2013.
  2. Murchison, Taunya. "Community of Rollo Bay celebrate's school's 43 years" The Graphic. 3 August 2009. Web. 10 June 2013.
  3. Murchison, Taunya. "Community of Rollo Bay celebrate's school's 43 years" The Graphic. 3 August 2009. Web. 10 June 2013.
  4. Murchison, Taunya. "Community of Rollo Bay celebrate's school's 43 years" The Graphic. 3 August 2009. Web. 10 June 2013.
  5. Murchison, Taunya. "Community of Rollo Bay celebrate's school's 43 years" The Graphic. 3 August 2009. Web. 10 June 2013.