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Photos: Check out these 10 cool features of the new NWSS

A stage that matches Massey Theatre, a full professional training kitchen and a cavernous triple gymnasium are among the highlights of the $106.5-million New Westminster Secondary School

The new NWSS is finally open.

Teachers, staff and administrators are hard at work right now completing the move from the old New Westminster Secondary School building to the brand-spanking-new one. Students are learning remotely this week (Jan. 4 to 8) in preparation for their move-in next week. Student orientations are also being held this week.

Just before winter break, on Dec. 18, school district director of facilities Dave Crowe and superintendent Karim Hachlaf hosted a tour of the new school for city council and school board members – and Record reporter Julie MacLellan had a chance to tag along.

Click through the photos to see 10 of the cool features she found in the shiny new building (which, if you haven’t been by, is on the high school property near the corner of Sixth Street and Eighth Avenue).

And did you know? All in, the whole project - including demolition of the old building - is set to cost $106.5 million, making it the largest capital project of its kind in British Columbia.