Government of Yukon

December 8, 2015

Closing celebration of F.H. Collins Secondary School’s old building planned for December 17

WHITEHORSE—Students and staff at F.H. Collins Secondary School are gearing up to celebrate the six decades of service and learning that took place in their school’s old building.

“Many alumni have been involved in assisting with the planning of these closing celebrations,” Minister of Education Doug Graham said. “As our students transition to the new building for January classes, we are pleased to be present while they celebrate the school’s old building that housed 53 years of learning.”

To mark the closure of the school’s old building, a two-part event is planned. First, a student and faculty driven celebration featuring live and video performances will be presented in the school’s old gymnasium. After a short break, both buildings will be opened, allowing for independent walk-throughs of the old and new school buildings.

“We are pleased to invite our communities to celebrate the last 53 years with us and to join us as we move our school spirit to our new building,” F.H. Collins principal Darren Hays said. “Our students, staff and retired teachers have worked together to create a lively afternoon.”

Six celebration cakes, one for each decade of learning at the school’s old building, will be served. Guides will be available in several locations throughout the new building to answer questions.

The event is planned for Thursday, December 17, beginning at 2:10 p.m.

An official grand opening for the new home of F.H. Collins Secondary School is being planned for early January.



Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications

Catherine Wood
Communications, Education

News Release #15-382