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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shamrock School (831 Beaverhill Boulevard, Winnipeg)

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Designed by the Winnipeg-based architectural firm of Moody Moore Duncan Rattray Peters Searle Christie and built in 1974-1975, students and staff of this school were hosted in Van Belleghem School while the building was being constructed. It opened in the fall term of 1975 and is now an elementary school in the Louis Riel School Division. A memorial along the west side of the school commemorates former teacher Lorna Alice McIntosh Lacombe (1948-2004) and students Tyler James Monias (1987-2000) and Aleesha Yasmeen Al-Atiya (1996-2007).





Walter Chomichuk




Joel Simpson




Ernie Shume




Bill Sawka




Tanis Pshebniski


Mrs. Sheena Braun


Lisa Lewis


Denise Klassen


Rick Hailey


Sheila Lynch-Mondor


Denise Klassen


Kurt Krahn


Shelly Hopper


Karen Duffield





Mr. Falconer


Al McDermid


Shelly Hopper


Denise Klassen


Sheila Lynch-Mondor


Dana Cormier


Cathy Ann Winters


School Year



Elizabeth Ann Houde (kindergarten), Francie Eileen Humby (resource, 1974; grades 1-2, 1975), Pauline Adeline Sokulski (grades 1-2), Karen Josephine Pyrsaga (grades 3-4), Susan Joyce Hunter (grades 3-4), Sharon Elizabeth Hallstead (grades 5-6), Shelley Lee Dame (grades 5-6), Amanda Marie Harradine (librarian)




Louise Allard-Li (kindergarten, grade 1), Hana Blandigneres (grades 5,6), Karen Colfer (physical education), Julie Cote-Marinelli (student services), Nic Cutrone (physical education), Michelle Fache (library), Paul Figsby (grades 5,6), Laurie Gorman (early literacy), Darcy Gowing (kindergarden), Dave Gowriluk (grades 7,8), Erin Guttormson (grades 3,4), Kate Hallett (grades 7,8), Darlene Karalash (grades 7,8), Tracy Kremski (grades 1,2), Kyra Lavallee (grades 5,6), Melanie McNabb (grades 3,4), Leslie Meunier (band), Philippe Meunier (guitar), Katherine Mundy (grades 1,2), Nikki Naherniak (grades 1,2), Katherine Payne (grades 5,6), Jennifer Petras (grades 3,4), Charmaine Rudniki (grades 1,2), Julie Tanchak (grades 3,4), Swapnali Tipnis (grades 1,2), Karen Tole-Henderson (general music), Elyssa Weisensel (grades 3,4), Cheri Wilson (student services), Rob Wood (grades 7,8)








Mrs. Allard-Li (grades 1-2), Mrs. Baker (library), Ms. Bazay (grades 5-6), Mrs. Beresford (grades 3-4), Mrs. Boone (EA), Mrs. Colfer (gym), Mr. Cutrone (gym), Mr. Doiron (grades 7-8), Mrs. Fache (library), Mr. Figsby (grades 5-6), Mrs. Gorman (reading recovery), Mr. Gowing (kindergarten), Mr. Gowriluk (grades 7-8), Mrs. Guttormson (grades 3-4), Ms. Haiko (EA), Ms. Howell (grades 5-6), Ms. Howell (grades 7-8), Mrs. Hucko (grades 1-2), Mrs. Karalash (grades 7-8), Mrs. Kremski (grades 1-2), Mrs. Naherniak (grades 3-4), Mrs. Payne (grades 5-6), Mr. Roffey (grades 7-8), Ms. Rudnicki (grades 1-2), Mrs. Staples (SLP), Ms. Tanchack (grades 1-2), Mrs. Tole-Henderson, Mrs. Weber (grades 5-6), Mr. Weidenbacher (student services), Mrs. Weisensel (grades 3-4), Mr. Wood (grades 7-8), Breccan Wilson (grades 1-2), Mrs. Cheryl Wilson (student services)






Ms. Bazay (grades 7-8), Mrs. Beresford (grades 3-4), Mr. Catacun (grades 7-8), Mr. Cohen (grades 5-6), Mr. Cutrone (gym), Ms. DeCaigny (grades 5-6), Ms. Deverdenne (SLP), Ms. Dobrohorsky (grades 5-6), Mr. Dorian (grades 5-6), Ms. Englot (grades 5-6), Mr. Figsby (grades 5-6), Ms. Herdman (grades 5-6), Ms. Howell (grades 7-8), Mrs. Jakiwchuck (grades 3-4), Ms. McBride (grades 1-2), Ms. Paul (kindergarten), Ms. Pisclevich (grades 5-6), Mr. Reimer (grades 4-5), Mr. Roffey (grades 7-8), Ms. Rudnicki (grades 1-2), Ms. Silman (grades 5-6), Ms. Staples (SLP), Ms. Tole-Henderson (music), Ms. Unruh (grades 7-8), Ms. Weber (grades 5-6), Mr. Weidenbacher (student services), Ms. B. Wilson (grades 1-2), Ms. C. Wilson (student services), Ms. Wright (grades 3-4), Mr. Wood (grades 7-8)

Among the other teachers of Shamrock School was Lorna Alice McIntosh Lacombe.

Photos & Coordinates

Shamrock School

Shamrock School (August 2015)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84670, W97.06368
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Moody and Moore / MMP Architects

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shamrock School No. 2008 (RM of Grahamdale)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shamrock School No. 876 (Municipality of Prairie View)


“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 November 1976, page 44.

“St. Boniface School Div. # 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1975, page 68.

“St. Boniface School Division #4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1979, page 69.

“St. Boniface School Division #4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1981, page 43.

“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 1984, page 73.

“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 June 1988, page 40.

“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 1990, page 62.

“St. Boniface School Div. #4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1992, page E49.

“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1998, page D8.

Obituary [Tyler James Monias], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 2000, page C12.

“Teaching position vacant,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 2000, page C8.

“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 2001, page D11.

Obituary [Lorna Alice Lacombe], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 2004, page 10.

Obituary [Aleesha Yasmeen Al-Atiya], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 2007, page 25.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), GR 1196, Archives of Manitoba.

Who We Are, Shamrock School.

MMP's rich history: A brief timeline, MMP Architects.

We thank John Doe for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 July 2023

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