The Peel District School Board recently approved the names of four new elementary schools at a recent Regular Meeting of the Board. One of the schools, which will be located in the Castlemore area of Brampton at 45 Meltwater Crescent, will be named for Sir Isaac Brock, a War of 1812 Canadian hero.
“Canada recently recognized the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and Brock has Canadian descendants living in Brampton,” says Brian Woodland, director of communications and community relations at the Peel board. “Sir Isaac Brock will be a great namesake for the school to use to build historic connections and understanding.”
Trustees also approved the names of three other schools that are all expected to open in Brampton in September 2013. The new school names and locations are:
• Eldorado Public School, located at 25 Wardsville Drive. Eldorado is the name of the historic milling complex and nearby park.
• Lorenville Public School, located at 10 Lorenville Drive.
• Walnut Grove Public School, located on Tappet Drive. Walnut Grove is a historic farm name in the area.
The Peel board serves more than 150,000 students in kindergarten to grade 12. Operating 236 schools in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, the Peel board is the largest employer in Peel.
Media contact: Brian Woodland, Director of Communications, [email protected], 905-890
1010, ext. 2812
Reference: Scott LaMantia, School Communications Specialist (acting), [email protected],
905-890-1010, ext. 2098