Getting a head start: A pair of students wait outside the Grade 3 and 4 door at Ponoka Elementary School while a couple of others go inside Sept. 4 to get things ready before the rush to lockers and classrooms began when the bell rings on the first day of school. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Back to School

Students across Ponoka headed back to class for the new school year on Sept. 4

By Jordie Dwyer

Students across Ponoka headed back to class for the new school year on Sept. 4


The wheels on the bus: A familiar site at Ponoka Elementary School began once again on Sept. 4 with students arriving for the first day of school on the many buses that transport rural students to and from class. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Story time: The first day of actual school for these St. Augustine School Grade 1 students in Ms. Kawahara’s class began Sept. 4 with introductions, a prayer and then a story about a Catholic student getting ready for the first day of school. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Having a seat: The students in Ms. Kawahara’s Grade 1 class at St. Augustine School get into their desks on the first day of school Sept. 4 and prepare for the start of a long journey toward graduation. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Down to work: Colouring a ‘First Day’ of school picture was the initial task given the St. Augustine School students in Ms. Kawahara’s Grade 1 class on Sept. 4. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

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