Warm smiles and enthusiastic hugs were shared on the first day of school as Priory students reunited with their old friends, new classmates and teachers, ready to begin a new school year. For the first assembly of the school year, the entire student body gathered in the Paré Howlett Hall for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Science Lab, made possible by the generosity of Priory parents. This year, students can look forward to many new ways to explore their world, and after sharing some warm words, Principal Tim Peters introduced the school-wide theme for this year – Explore! Our students had a fun-filled week of exploring, learning and discovering. Through hands-on activities, students used the new Science Lab exploring the world of science by performing chemical reactions, exploring ways to prevent apples from browning and exploring butterflies and their life cycles. Throughout the year, teachers will continue to serve as guides and facilitators as our students explore the joy of learning and discovery in engaging and exciting ways.