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Great Lakes Secondary School welcomes students for registration on Aug. 26-27

August 26, 2019


​Great Lakes Secondary School will be opening its doors on Aug. 26-27 to welcome students and parents/guardians for registration at its new location at 340 Murphy Road, Sarnia. 

A significant amount of renovations has occurred throughout the existing school site, including a new office and Student Services area; Learning Commons; cafeteria; and updated classroom and learning spaces. The renovations are designed to support student learning and well-being, as well as create a positive and welcoming environment for students, staff and visitors.

The existing school site will be open on Sept. 3, with ongoing construction on the new addition. The new addition includes an auditorium, Indigenous Learning Centre and music rooms. The Indigenous Learning Centre and music rooms will be temporarily relocated within the school until the construction project is complete. It is anticipated the construction on the new addition will be completed in December.

“We are excited to open the doors at the Murphy Road site for registration. Staff has been working diligently to prepare Great Lakes Secondary School to welcome students, staff, parents/guardians and visitors for the 2019-2020 school year,” said Director John Howitt. “As we move forward through this transition process, we appreciate the ongoing support of the community and we look forward to the start of the school year on Sept. 3.”

The move to the Murphy Road site represents the final stage in the transition and consolidation of Great Lakes Secondary School. The total renovation and addition project cost $25 million, including a $10.3 million capital investment from the Ministry of Education.

The LKDSB remains focused on supporting students and staff through this transition to the new site with as minimal disruptions as possible.

Throughout the LKDSB, schools are preparing to welcome students back-to-school. For additional information regarding elementary school registration and a complete list of secondary school registration dates, please visit:​

For additional information please contact:
Jane Bryce, Chair of the Board, 519-899-2619
John Howitt, Director of Education, 519-336-1500, Ext 31297
For reference information contact:
Heather Hughes, Public Relations Officer, 519-336-1500, Ext. 31262
August 26, 2019