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Big day for students and parents

Monday, 7th February, 2011

Max Ball and Mollie Defranceschi have just made friends and together the five-year-olds will start school today at Sacred Heart. Mollie said she was excited about it, and especially about learning to read and write. The first term of school resumes in the city today and tomorrow Max Ball and Mollie Defranceschi have just made friends and together the five-year-olds will start school today at Sacred Heart. Mollie said she was excited about it, and especially about learning to read and write. The first term of school resumes in the city today and tomorrow

It's back to school time - and time for parents to help prepare their kids for the year ahead.

The NSW government has announced a back to school hotline to help parents with this time of year.

Minister for Education and Training, Verity Firth said it should help ease what is an anxious time of year for parents and children.

The government has also issued help booklets and other resources on their website, she said.

But Broken Hill High School's Principal Geoff Webb said if parents had any concerns they could just as easily ring the school.

"I know a lot of parents find it difficult to let go, but they can rest assured we will take care of their kids" he said.

"If parents have any concerns or any worries, give us a call"

Mr Webb said he understands that starting high school can be "a big brave new world" for year sevens.

BH High School's years seven, 11 and 12 start on Monday, and year 8, 9 and 10 on Tuesday. 

The back to school hotline is available from 8:30am until 4:30pm on 1300 738 338. alternatively, visit www.schools.nsw.edu.au.

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