École Centrale (Winnipeg)

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École Centrale
604 Day Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2C 1B6
Coordinates 49°53′52″N 97°00′08″W / 49.8978°N 97.0023°W / 49.8978; -97.0023Coordinates: 49°53′52″N 97°00′08″W / 49.8978°N 97.0023°W / 49.8978; -97.0023
School type Public
Motto Une communauté dévouée d'apprenants
(A Dedicated Community of Learners)
Founded 1913
School board River East Transcona School Division
Superintendent Kelly Barkman
Principal Roswitha Dudar
Grades Kindergarten – Grade 4
Enrollment 273
Language French immersion
Mascot Max the Teddy Bear

École Centrale is part of River East Transcona School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was originally part of Transcona Central School.

Transcona Central School was built in 1913, one year after the town of Transcona, Manitoba was officially incorporated. An addition was added in 1976 to accommodate a French Immersion school – this portion of the school was named École Centrale.

Within five years, there was a decline in the English enrolment at Transcona Central School, while École Centrale’s students doubled in number. Eventually, this led to the regular English classes being discontinued and accommodated in other nearby schools and École Centrale took over the entire facility and became solely a French immersion school.

The older portion of the building, originally Transcona Central School, was demolished in the early 1990s.

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