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New school in a new town

Wednesday, 9th February, 2011

Eight-year-old Millie with her class-mates as she prepares her report for the BDT Eight-year-old Millie with her class-mates as she prepares her report for the BDT

Millie reports from Year 3

As hundreds of Broken Hill children begin the new school year this week, the BDT has decided to publish a first hand account of the experience through the eyes of eight-year-old Millie, who attends Sacred Heart Parish Primary School.

We are sure many students and parents alike will relate to the thoughts of Millie, who recently moved to Broken Hill from interstate:

By Millie

Moving to a new school is exciting but also a bit difficult because you don't have many friends.

I've had a lot of butterflies in my tummy and I think my brother Archer (who is starting Kinder) has too, but I'm also very excited to make new friends and start a new lifestyle in Broken Hill.

Some of the things I have done to prepare for the start of school this week are get my new dress, buy my books and hat, get my lace up shoes and sandles and last, but not least, I have covered my books with contact with the help of my Mum and Archer.

My Mum would be the most excited but stressed one in our family. She has been running around like a maniac trying to calm down my other little brother, Rafferty, while also cooking and cleaning the house. I try to help but there is really not anything I can do.

I'm sure my first week at Sacred Heart will bring many surprises and be really tiring as I try to find my way around the school, but through all that I'm sure I'll meet many new friends.

My first day at school proved very exciting. Everyone in my class was very friendly and I spent time reading, writing, doing a spelling test and studying about Egypt.

I am not sure what tomorrow will bring, but if it is like today I can guarantee I will love it.

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