Friday is the last day of school — forever for some Oakville Catholic elementary students.
June 29 marks the end following nearly 50 years.
St. John Catholic Elementary School at 1480 Mansfield Dr. is merging with another school, St. Michael Catholic Elementary, and closing this fall.
The principal, Brian Melanson, remains the same.
He’ll be taking over Oakville Northeast Catholic Elementary School in September.
An open house took place on June 20 offering alumni, teachers, and students a final walkthrough of the building to reminisce and share stories.
What a HUGE turnout for our Open House! So sad to say good bye to this fantastic Catholic School and community! St. John Catholic School in Oakville has MADE A DIFFERENCE! Thank you to all former students, staff and families! @HCDSB pic.twitter.com/OoY5Fmwoul
— St. John (@StJohnOakville) June 20, 2018
It’s all part of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s (HCDSB) northeast consolidation plan, or Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) due to declining enrolment.
About 150 students will be sent to neighbouring schools.
St. John opened in 1969.
What are your favourite memories at St. John?