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Parkcrest elementary students resumed their school year on Monday as they moved into the former George Hilliard elementary at 985 Holt St. in Brocklehurst — 1.5 kilometres from the school they lost in a fire on Sept. 5.
Through around the clock planning after the devastating fire, School District 73 staff finalized plans that have seen the 360 Parkcrest students move to Hilliard and the students from the two alternative-education programs there relocate to other facilities in the city.
On Monday, students from Parkcrest, who were not in classes last week, arrived at the new Parkcrest Elementary at George Hilliard campus for a half-day of school.
They were met with hugs and a welcome from Parkcrest staff and school principal Catherine Gorman and vice-principal Grant Naylor. Part of the first-day assembly featured a Welcome Song from SD73 Aboriginal education workers.
Parkcrest students will have another half-day on Tuesday before beginning full school days on Wednesday.
A video of the first day at Hilliard, courtesy of SD73: