St. Teresa of Calcutta School. (Photo courtesy of St Clair Catholic District School Board)

St. Teresa of Calcutta School construction nearing completion

Construction of St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School in Chatham is in its final stage.

According to a recent video update, major construction of the building will be complete later this spring.

“The pace of work as these projects near completion is staggering,” said Director of Education Scott Johnson in a statement. “Every time I visit the schools, I am astounded at the changes that have taken place in these impressive buildings.”

Matthew Nichols, a student and member of the St. Clair Catholic Action News team, said crews are now into the finishing stages.

He said the staircase, which is the focal piece of the building's main foyer, has been constructed and is now in place.

"The staircase looks wonderful," said Superintendent of Education Lisa Demers in a video update. "It was incredible to see it was already and up and they were putting on the finishing touches on the second floor."

Wood paneling on the exterior of the building is expected to be complete in early March.

Site Supervisor Derek Hogeterp said the last tasks for crews members include painting, ceilings, and other detailed finishes inside the building.

Earlier this year, a trusted childcare provider was selected to operate in the new school.

Nichols said Ridge K.I.D.S. Daycare has been selected by the board as the new primary school's partner.

The board will have the summer to complete the move-in and set-up of furniture, equipment and technology.

The school opens to students and staff in September 2024.

You can watch the latest St. Clair Catholic Action News team video update by clicking here.

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