Christina Gordon Public School will officially open its doors next week.
Soon after the school year ends, staff and teachers will move into their brand-new school. Originally, it was expected to open in September 2016 but due to the wildfire, the date was pushed back, eventually scheduling for the 2017-18 school year.
However, due to licensing issues, only the teachers and staff can go into the building at this time.
Principal Rick Thorne tells Mix News over the past year the school still operated out of Timberlea Public school.
“So, we have offered all the great programs, all the great activities that we would have offered even in our new school. We wanted to make sure right from the beginning that everything we did is as much as possible as like or would be in the new school.”
Thorne notes they will be holding an Open House for students on August 29, giving them a chance to meet the teachers, staff and to get familiar with the building.
Meanwhile, Dave McNeilly Public School will also be opening its doors in September.
“We’ve been in a couple times for tours and it is a phenomenally beautiful building, lots of natural light, lots of very large learning spaces,” said Principal Roxanne Fudge.
On June 22, they will be hosting a “Parent Night” giving parents and guardians a chance to meet and greet the staff. It will be held at the Timberlea Public School, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Both elementary schools note they will be advanced with technology and incorporate new programs and activities to get kids excited about school and physical activity.