Students make move to Wheatland Crossing next week
After months of anticipation, Wheatland Crossing School will have students in its desks come next week.
Golden Hills superintendent Bevan Daverne tells the Mail, that the move has already begun, and all they need are students. “Students’ first day in the new school will be May 15,” said Daverne. “It is really good to see things coming together now.”
“We are very excited to get in and get started, the school looks absolutely beautiful inside.”
It has been a long road to get to this point. Initially, they had projected to start the school year in Wheatland Crossing. However, construction delays, some relating to poor weather, pushed back the opening. Daverne is excited to see students make the move. “It was important for us to get in, because at the beginning of the year we thought we would have been earlier than now,” He said. “We have had lots of parents asking when we are going to move, staff has been wondering about our timelines as well. I think it is good for us to get in and get settled, and come next September there is no doubt where people will be.”
The move will also be opportune coming before final exams. “It is far enough in advance to get us acclimatized, and there is lots of space to spread out for Provincial Achievement Tests and diploma exams,” he said.
He projects they will not have final financial accounting for the project until the next school year, but he is anticipating the project to be within its budgeted parameters.
Golden Hills is planning a grand opening for next fall.