The building of of a new school on the Anaham Reserve is underway and should be completed by next September in time for the school year.
“We started on Aug. 18 and expect to be completed in time for the start of next year’s school year,” said Mark Richards, site superintendent for Greyback Construction Ltd. out of Penticton.
Workers a erecting a new building to replace the old school.
The project is also reconstructing the old gym.
While the construction continues, students are using three remaining classrooms in the old school, which is located directly beside the new one.
Anaham Chief Joe Alphonse said the project has resulted in the hiring of people from the reserve and other nearby communities.
“Greyback is the main contractor but there are also several subcontractors that are local,” Alphonse added.
Richards said the school was designed by Iredale Group Architects of Vancouver.
The company has designed several educational buildings including the Outma Sqilx’w cultural school in Penticton and the Robert Bateman Art and Environmental Education Centre at Royal Roads University in Victoria.