The first day of the school year is always really busy and exciting. Today was no exception! In fact, I would say that it was even more exciting as we also opened our two brand new secondary schools! I have never experienced something like this in my career so far, and no doubt will again. It’s been a crazy three years of designs, building and logistics, but wow was it worth it just to see the faces of staff and students as they walked in to their new schools.
Of course every school had their share of new students – there was definitely a great “buzz” happening at each of our 26 schools from Sooke to the West Shore. Tomorrow is our first full day of school across the district and I know it will ride today’s wave of smiles and excitement!