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Board goes old school for new name

Trevor Phillips directs traffic on Agnes Street at the site of the new Qayqayt elementary school. The new school is scheduled to open in September. On Tuesday parents of the school
Trevor Phillips directs traffic on Agnes Street at the site of the new Qayqayt elementary school. The new school is scheduled to open in September. On Tuesday parents of the school's future students will find out if they've succeeded in their bid to win up to $100,000 from the Aviva Community Fund to help build an accessible playground.
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A year after telling the naming committee to search for another name for its new middle school, New Westminster trustees have decided to go with the original recommendation of a familiar name.

The school will be built on the current site of John Robson elementary. The new one will be called John Robson Middle School. Construction is expected to start this fall after the new Qayqayt elementary is completed.

 

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