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Students working in the gym at Warnica Public School on Warnica Road while under construction. 2016-09-05T15:47:59+00:00
Students present class projects at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School (3). 2016-09-05T16:22:33+00:00
A Grade 6 Class at St. John Vianney School. 2016-07-13T17:41:47+00:00
Some of the boys in Ms. Goodfellow’s (Baker) class at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School. 2016-09-05T16:12:54+00:00
West Ward (Prince of Wales) Public School on Bradford Street. Built by Loan and Strong in 1876-77. 2016-07-08T18:25:10+00:00
Students play in an indoor sandbox at Codrington Public School. 2017-02-06T14:54:28+00:00
Exterior of Hillcrest Public School on Toronto Street. 2016-09-05T16:07:33+00:00
Students of Ms. Goodfellow (Baker) at Warnica Public School on Warnica Road smile for a picture. 2016-09-05T16:28:59+00:00
Hillcrest Public School on a cold winter day. 2016-09-05T16:04:21+00:00
Exterior of King Edward Public School on Burton Avenue. 2016-09-05T16:20:57+00:00
Portage View Elementary School Grade 6 Class. 2016-07-06T02:28:54+00:00
Students work on assignments at Codringtin Public School. 2017-02-08T13:53:19+00:00

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