Mission school reopens

  • Sat Mar 5th, 2011 10:00am
  • News

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson found out he is able to reach the basketball hoop during the reopening of Anne McClymont Elementary on Friday

After a few years hiatus, the classrooms of Anne McClymont Primary will see children again this September.

The Central Okanagan School District opted to re-open the school and renovate it to accommodate an influx of students due to the introduction of full-day kindergarten.

District board chair Rolli Cacchioni noted full-day kindergarten will bring more than 400 students into the area’s schools this fall. He pointed out the initiative is welcomed, and early learning is seen as bolstering graduation rates.

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson said the renovation of the school is a significant step in providing all-day kindergarten.

“It’s great to see this initiative move forward.”

The school last saw classes in the 2008/2009 school year.