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1968
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Property purchased
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Site Size – 7.44 acres or 3.01 hectares
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First Foundation Drawing – July ’68 – Department of Education
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Financial contribution made by Department of Indian Affairs
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Named after Hans Helgesen, a local pioneer from Norway – farmer, seafarer, prospector and Member of Parliament for Esquimalt and Cariboo.
1969
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Opened to pupils in September as an annex to Metchosin Elementary housing grades 1-5.
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Official opening of original school building October 17th.
1981
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September – first portable arrived
1991
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Old school torn down and construction begins on new school (designed by John Neilson & Associates and built by Story Construction)
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All students housed in 14 portables for the year
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Hans Helgesen was a full primary school, grades K-3 (grades 4-7 at Metchosin Elementary)
1992
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Hans Helgesen is now a separate school from Metchosin Elementary
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Grand opening of new school in October
2001    
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Hans Helgesen successfully completes Provincial Accreditation Program
2003
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Metchosin Elementary school closes. The staff and students from Metchosin move to Hans Helgesen.   Hans Helgesen is now a K-6 elementary school.