Schools report slight decline in students

Enrolment numbers for most Terrace and area schools not part of the Coast Mountains school district are slightly down from last year

  • Nov. 15, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Enrolment numbers for Terrace and area schools that are not part of the Coast Mountains school district are, for the most part, slightly down from last year.

But the numbers this school year are at about what most schools were expecting.

Veritas Catholic School has 196 students in its kindergarten to Grade 7 classes this year, down from 203 last year.

The school says it lost a few grade 7 students to the new Skeena Middle School which now teaches Grade 7 to Grade 9.

The kindergarten to Grade 12 Centennial Christian School is down four students from last year – 136 to 140.

Mountain View Christian Academy, an elementary school, lost the most students this year.

They are down to 51 from 68 last year.

Some of the students transferred to public school or decided to go back to home schooling, said Ann Matthews, secretary at Mountain View.

“Some come to us from a home school background and then they realize they want a bit more of that,” she said.

But école Jack Cook, part of the Conseil Scolaire Francophone school district that covers all of B.C., was one school that saw a slight increase in numbers.

It has 35 students this year, up from 32 last year.

“It is what we were anticipating, and as per usual,” said principal Renée Syvret.

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