Enrollment up in Sun Peaks Elementary

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Sun Peaks Elementary has 54 students this school year, up from the anticipated enrollment set in March when the student number had dropped to 38. To correspond with the student numbers, the school district decided to go down to two classrooms. However, with the increased number of students this fall, the school has been restored to three classrooms with three teachers.

“It’s great to see the increase. We’re very happy to see the existing families staying in Sun Peaks and also to welcome new families to the community,” said Maria Cannon, co-chair of the Sun Peaks Elementary Parent Advisory Council. “We’ve seen new families from within B.C., as well as from the Maritimes and New Zealand.”

An additional four students have also expressed interest in transferring in.

In the Sun Peaks Secondary Academy (grades 7 to 12) enrollment was slightly down to 13. They hosted their Annual General Meeting on October 26.

The school first opened in September 2010 with one classroom and 19 students. There are now four classrooms including one for the Sun Peaks Secondary Academy.