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Kindy, here I come

Thursday, 9th February, 2012

FIRST DAY: Sophie Greville (5) arrives at Burke Ward for her first day of school. FIRST DAY: Sophie Greville (5) arrives at Burke Ward for her first day of school.

By Emily Roberts

There were some tears, a few unsettled tummies but most of the children starting their first day of school yesterday were very happy to be there.

Among the first-timers was Sophie Greville who is attending Burke Ward Primary School. She is in class KB with 20 other students and another kindy class of 21 called KJ.

At Burke Ward all the students were well prepared and settled, according to their teachers, and their parents were good as well.

Down the road at Railwaytown Public School the little ones were all very good with no tears, said their teacher Jane Riley.

“They were happy to start,” Ms Riley said.

North Primary School has two kindergarten classes this year and Principal Brett Cummings said the new students had been “fantastic”.

“For the last two days we have been doing our best start assessments to gauge what knowledge the students already have and organise an education plan,” Mr Cummings said.

Morgan Street Public School also has two kindergarten classes and a composite class of kindy and Year 1 students.

While the teachers said most of the students were great there were some tears and some children who were sick.

At Broken Hill Public School, principal Leanne Wakefield said there were two kindergarten classes with a total of 42 students.

“They have been great,’ Mrs Wakefield said. “

“Most of the students came up from preschool so the adjustment is quite easy. They have had a great morning.”

Today the BDT crew will be going to Alma Public School and Sacred Heart Primary to take photos of their kindergarten students, so keep an eye out.

Continued Pages 12 and 13 with photos of the city’s kindy kids.

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