New school year begins in the Similkameen

School began for students in the Lower Similkameen on Monday, September 22.

  • Sep. 22, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Ryan Piercy steps off the school bus to begin this year's school year at Cawston Primary on September 22. The school yard was full of smiles as students

School began for students in the Lower Similkameen on Monday, September 22 with a half day of classes at both Cawston Primary and Similkameen Elementary Secondary School.

Regular full day classes began on Tuesday as the school year returns to normal after losing the first three weeks of regular school to the provincial teachers strike, which was settled last week.

Teachers, students and parents all expressed relief the strike was over Monday, as they arrived with their children at Cawston Primary.

Kindergarten classes will be doing the usual gradual entry as they are introduced to school, their teachers and their classmates.  The Kindergarten class  begins full attendance every day starting Friday, September 26.

Cawstonscholl welcomed teachers Mrs. Petry (Kindergarten & Grade 1) and Ms Kruger (Kindergarten) back to the school.  Mrs. Walters was also welcomed to Cawston.  She will be teaching Grade two and three.


“We are happy to be back and are glad to see all our “Sunflowers” again,”said Prinicipal Linda Thiel.



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