Dozens of youngsters in Cobram and surrounding areas started Prep last week.TONI BRIENT February 7, 2014 11:22am
Dozens of youngsters in Cobram and surrounding areas tied their shoelaces and packed their lunchboxes for their first day at school last week.
Twenty-nine Prep students began their school careers at Cobram Primary School on Wednesday, and 53 at St Joseph’s Primary School.
On Thursday, 10 Preps began at Katamatite Primary School, 14 at Strathmerton Primary School and 25 at Barooga Public School.
Three new faces also appeared at Cobram Special School.
The numbers reflect a steady rise in enrolments across the region.
Barooga Public School principal John Francis said his school had grown in recent years.
‘‘A few years ago we had 13 or so,’’ Mr Francis said.
‘‘But the last couple of years we’ve had at least 20.’’
Mr Francis said there was a mixture of existing and new families in the group.
But Katamatite Primary School principal David Jenner aid most of his Preps had family members already at the school.
‘‘Actually the last two years we’ve had 10, which is high for us,’’ Mr Jenner said.
‘‘Eight of them were siblings, I think, and two were new families.’’
Strathmerton Primary School principal Marc Baker said the first day of school went well for his Preps.
‘‘We have a new Prep teacher Glenice Sefton and she’s really happy with them,’’ Mr Baker said.
St Joseph’s Primary School principal Joan Moriarty said her Preps settled in seamdhlessly.
‘‘I’m amazed they haven’t been to school before,’’ Mrs Moriarty said.
She said enrolments were higher than last year, with the school adding an extra Prep class.
Christ the King Anglican College will welcome 30 Preps on their first day Thursday.
Don’t miss your copy of the Courier next week for pictures of Preps from across the region.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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