Students will assemble in the basketball court of the old North Saanich middle school Monday morning (March 26). After a short assembly in the old school gym, classes will proceed to the new school across the street. After a short assembly to discuss new school routines, the kids will take tours of the new school.
With a capacity of 400, the new school for grades 6 to 8 replaces the existing 550-capacity school built in 1944. It’s on budget and on time, opening after spring break.
The carefully crafted design of the school takes in mind not only LEED standards – as the school strives for environmental gold – but student needs as well. Natural light filters across classrooms and through hallways, and the air smells nothing like a construction zone, save for a little dust.