The new Plainsview School officially opened Tuesday in northwest Regina.

The public school, located in the Rosewood Park neighbourhood, can accommodate up to 650 students in kindergarten to Grade 8.

“Our government congratulates the people of northwest Regina on opening Plainsview School, which was needed for the future of this fast-growing area of the city,” Saskatchewan Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre said in a news release.

“Students, teachers, families and the entire neighbourhood will benefit greatly from this project for years to come.”

The joint-use facility also contains St. Nicholas Catholic School, which is slated to officially open later this month.

“As northwest Regina grows its borders, Regina Public schools, working with the Government of Saskatchewan and Regina Catholic Schools collaborated to meet the growing educational needs of students and the community,” said Regina Public Schools board chair Katherine Gagne.

“We are proud to be adding Plainsview School to the educational landscape and providing our school families learning opportunities in a new school building.”

The facility is one of 18 joint-use schools being built through public-private partnership in Regina, Saskatoon, Martensville and Warman. Each joint-use school also contains a 90-space child-care centre, as well as community space.