Goderich Public School Celebrates Official Opening
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Thursday, September 9, 2010 was a special day in the Town of Goderich and a special day for over 400 students at the new Goderich Public School.
The story began 3 years ago with the Board's student accommodation review for Canada's prettiest town. The outcome of the review was a decision to close Victoria Public School and unite the two school communities into one school to be located on the site of the former Robertson Memorial Public School. In September 2009 the JK - 6 students from the two schools began a year of attending Goderich Public School at the Victoria site, while Robertson underwent a massive renovation.
The "New" Goderich Public School welcomed students for the first time on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 to mark the beginning of the 2010-11 school year. On Thursday, September 9, 2010 two special ceremonies were held. In the afternoon all the students and staff gathered on the front lawn of the school for a special tree planting using soil that had been transported from Victoria back in June. On that June day, each student marched from Victoria to the new site carrying a cup of soil.
On Thursday evening, students, parents, staff and special guests gathered for an open house and barbecue and an official ribbon cutting ceremony to official mark the opening of the school. Eight students were selected to perform the ribbon cutting. Steven Bowers, Ashley Bakker, Nathan Zondag, Megan Erb, Kai Hussey, Robyn MacPhee,Luc Evans and Aedyn Pollock were given the honours and represented both predecessor schools and all grades K-6.
iAM education captured the highlights of this special day in Goderich and invites you to share the experience with the following video: