For 93 years, Trochu Valley School has served thousands of students. Now, with the completion of the Trochu School Modernization Project, the school continues to provide excellence in education in its newly transformed building.
The original school building was constructed in 1922, and has undertaken a journey of improvements through the years as we continued to find new and better ways to improve the learning environments for our students.
Here is a timeline of enhancements leading up to the recent modernization:
1954 addition of five classrooms, mechanical and administration areas, (1,096.6 sm. over two floors)
1958 addition of four classrooms and gymnasium (1,029 sm. over two floors)
1961 addition of four classrooms (417.6 sm. over two floors)
1970 addition of ancillary classroom and library (3,70.3 sm. over two floors)
1972 addition of gym storage (29.9 sm.)
1982 addition of Industrial Arts, Home Economics, three classrooms, ancillary classroom, staff room and lunch room (1,464.93 sm. over two floors) along with renovation of the administration area
Teachers, students and community members anxiously waited and watched as this new phase of school improvements progressed. The new renovations included improved lighting, enhanced air quality and heating, construction of a new acoustically treated music room with storage, a renovated Industrial Arts room, new and renovated teaching spaces and the biggest construction piece was a brand new gymnasium that is bigger and better than ever!
This “new” school is spectacular and to honour its completion a celebration was prepared. Principal Debbie Barkman and staff arranged a celebration ceremony including many dignitaries from Golden Hills School Division, the town of Trochu, Friends of TroVal Society and government officials. Students showed their enthusiasm by participating in their own way. Grade 6 student Holly Briscoe did her solo rendition of O Canada to get the event rolling, drama students presented a snappy dance routine from their drama production of the “Nifty Fifties”, a video was shown, created by student Kevin Liang and featured enthusiastic students and staff sharing what they “liked” about their new school, and student body representatives Jessika Little and Kaden Franke took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
This event and the completion of this complex project is another mark in the rich and proud history of Trochu Valley School.
You can watch teachers and students at work and play in their new school and sharing what they like about their new space below.