Back on the bus - Students weren’t necessarily in a clamour to get off the school bus at Ponoka Elementary School as they headed for the first day of classes. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Photos: Back to school in Ponoka

Ponoka parents and students get ready for the first day back to school.

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka parents and students get ready for the first day back to school.

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New school year - A number of Grade 3 and 4 students, with some of their parents looking on, rush for the entrance as the bell rang to begin another school year at Ponoka Elementary School. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Last chance to play - A number of kids hit the big playground prior to the school day beginning Sept. 5 at Ponoka Elementary School. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

New locker, new year - Alexa Winters gets a little help from mom Charlotte as they locate her Grade 2 locker and get set for another exciting school year at St. Augustine School. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Matching and ready to learn - A little by accident Rashoun Wijarathna, Grade 2, and mom Darshani matched their stripes as they get set for another school year at St. Augustine School. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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