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Fairview—Clayton Park Residents,

Time flies like an arrow – fruit flies like a banana…

Here we are once again at the end of another summer, with back to school just around the corner. As your MLA and the Shadow Critic for Education, I am committed to advocating for the best possible education for our children. I want to address some of the pressing challenges we face.

Fairview—Clayton Park has experienced rapid population growth in recent years, with continued growth on the horizon, straining our school’s resources and infrastructure. Despite the surge in enrollment of 629 students over the last seven years, the government has yet to commit to a plan to address the resulting challenges and accommodate the increased number of students.

Fairview—Clayton Park August Report

Changes to Halifax-area schools

As the population continues to grow in the Halifax region, student enrolment is rising in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE). HRCE schools welcomed more than 1,000 additional students in the 22-23 school year.

With this growth comes the urgent need for additional learning spaces. Effective September, there will be changes at some schools to attempt to address significant growth pressures to find space for students.

The changes parents in the Halifax West High Family of Schools were notified about in May can be found here.

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Housing Crisis

⚖️ Dalhousie Legal Aid released troubling stats on the number of people it has helped over the past 10 months with residential tenancy issues. Learn more...

🏚️ Post-secondary students are growing concerned as they wait for the government's student housing strategy. Learn more...

Overcrowded Classrooms

🏫 Staffing concerns raised amid growing classroom numbers. Learn more...

Doctor Shortages Continue

⚕️ The need for Family Doctors in our community is growing each month, over 2700 people were added to the list based off the most recent reports available. Learn more...


Community Spotlight

School Supply Drive on now

Each year the need for school supply support increases in our communities. My office will be collecting donations to help families in need this school year.

Donations can be dropped off to my office until September 7th.

The Fairview Food Pantry will also be accepting food and school supply donations to distribute to families. Donations can be dropped off to the Food Pantry directly.

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What's on in Fairview-Clayton Park?

📌 If your child is starting high school in September and you feel they could benefit from some preparation, consider registering them for the Transition into High School Workshop SeriesLearn more...

📅 Registration is open for African Nova Scotian/Black youth who will be entering grades 9 to 12 this school year to attend the Nia Summit in September. Learn more...

📲 Did you know? Halifax Youth has a variety of resources and support available for young people aged 13-24. Learn more...

🏸 Prescott Group has launched a new Equipment Loan Program in partnership with Recreation Nova Scotia where you can access equipment like life jackets, helmets, and even a floating beach chair. Learn more...