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Celebrating 100 years at Queen Victoria School

Queen Victoria School in Belleville is celebrating 100 years of education in the community. Built in 1912 on Pine Street, Belleville, "Queen Vic" is the oldest functioning school in the city.

Former students, staff and friends of Queen Victoria School are invited to the 100th Anniversary Open House.

DATE: Saturday, May 12, 2012
TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen Victoria School, 46 Pine Street, Belleville

Organizers are requesting the loan of photographs and memorabilia for display at the open house. They want as many people and generations represented as possible.

"We are looking for school pictures, awards, badges and stories,” said Holly McPherson, a former student and event committee member. "We will make copies for a commemorative time capsule. I went to Queen Victoria, and so did my sons and nephews. Whenever I mention the anniversary, someone has attended Queen Vic, or knows someone who has.”

The planning committee is looking for photographs and memorabilia. Items can be dropped off at the school office. Volunteers for the 100 Year Committee are welcome. Contact them through the website at www.queenvictoria100years.com [1] or by calling the school at 613.968.4547.

Queen Victoria School [2], is the oldest operating school in Belleville located on the east side of the Moira River. It serves approximately 300 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.

QVS is a Healthy Active School Community. Facilities include a library resource centre with computer lab and a well-equipped resource room. The shaded, spacious playground has many facilities and equipment for all ages. At QVS, the “Together We Light the Way” Respect Program assists students in developing respect, appreciation and understanding of their uniqueness. The school works to promote home and school partnerships with parental involvement in the breakfast club, family activity nights, Kindergarten Welcome Bag program, class and school newsletters and book fairs. Learning celebrations include Science Week, the annual musical and the Belleville Bulls Role Model Program. The school is also home to the Adventure Class programs. Students proceed to Queen Elizabeth School in Belleville for Grade 7 and 8.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]