Classes are going on in Arborgate School but not all the school is ready for occupancy.
On September 6 classes stated in Arborgate School in La Broquerie after the opening was delayed by a few days so workers could put the finishing touches on the project.
While the doors are formally open for classes not all the school is ready for occupancy. According to Principal Theresa Yestrau temporary classrooms are still being used while the school’s fire system is updated.
“We are only using a portion of the new building,” Yestrau explained. “All of the early years classes are in different spaces within the new building.”
Currently the grade three students are housed in the Library and the grade two classes are in the multi-purpose room. The science lab has also been taken over by the grade four classes.
“We had people all over the place,” Yestrau noted.
One of the major delays in the project has been the installation of a new fire system in the old part of the building. According to Yestrau, the fire commissioner requested the upgrade so that the system throughout the entire building was the same.
Work is expected to be complete in October.