A celebration was held on March 8th to officially open the Yarrow Community Elementary School. Chilliwack MLA John Les, the Board of Education and residents celebrated this joyous occasion with students, who highlighted their local history in a drama production with community groups.
“The Chilliwack Board of Education had worked closely with the Ministry of Education and community stakeholders since 2008 to plan for Yarrow Community school. The official opening today is something that we’ve been looking forward to since we first began construction in 2010.”
“This school and the Neighbourhood Learning Centre are a partnership between our district, the ministry and the municipality. Our students and staff are proud of their new facility and we’d like to thank the Ministry of Education as well as the City of Chilliwack for their support for this project.”
- Walt Krahn, Acting Board Chair
Ministry of Education News Release:
Bells ring for the opening of Yarrow Community school
In order to keep the community up to date on the progress of the new Yarrow Community school, we posted a series of monthly updates. Please click on the link below to view our "monthly feature" which highlighted unique and interesting aspects of this wonderful new school.
To view pictures of the progress, please visit the Yarrow Community Elementary School gallery.
The Yarrow Elementary Project Agreement provides the necessary funding that is enabling the School District to build a replacement kindergarten to grade 6 school (275 + 80k student capacity) on the Yarrow Elementary School site, which features:
Revised Completion date: June 2012