Despite a few first morning tears, from children and adults, this year’s new intake of Prep students at St Augustine’s College and Kyabram P-12 College appeared ready and keen as they started their school journey last week.February 6, 2013 4:50am
A child’s first day at school can be a worrying and nervous time for both the children and parents alike.
But despite a few first morning tears, from children and adults, this year’s new intake of Prep students at St Augustine’s College appeared ready and keen as they started their school journey last week.
The college welcomed 67 new students to its three Prep classes for the first day of the 2013 school year on Thursday.
Among them were twin sisters Marni and Grace Ryan-Roberts who have joined their sister Kaitlyn, who is in Year 5, at the school this year.
The girls will also be able to get some tips and advice from older sister Mikaela Ryan-Roberts who completed her Year 12 studies at St Augustine’s College last year.
The twins’ mother Jodie Ryan said both Marni and Grace had been very excited and really looking forward to starting school, especially in the last two days leading up to their first day.
‘‘They were a little bit nervous first thing this morning, but seem to be fine now,’’ she said as the girls put on their name tags and found their seats.
Jodie said she felt a little bit sad herself on their first morning at school while the girls’ father Jason Roberts said he felt quite excited for them as they had been looking forward to it so much.
When asked what they were most excited about on starting school painting was top of Grace’s list while Marni said she was looking forward to playing outside on the school playground.
And there was plenty of news and excitement for parents to catch up on as Kyabram P-12 College’s new Prep students came out of their classes at the end of their first day at school.
New Prep Kiara Pell was greeted by her big sister Monique (Year 8), her mother Sharon, and grandmother Rosemary when she emerged from class.
Sharon said Kiara had not shown any nerves on her first morning.
‘‘I just took her in and away she went,’’ Sharon said.
Kiara put playing with building blocks and playing outside as her favourite first day activities.
Susan Liversidge said her daughter Hayley had been really looking forward to starting school.
Hayley’s verdict after day one was certainly positive as she told her mother what the class had done and about playing outdoors.
Taj Cahill came out of class with a big smile on his face after his first day as a Prep student.
His mother Kerri Balfour said he had really been looking forward to starting school.
Taj said his favourite things from his first day were a spider activity and singing.
Kristy Burns said her daughter Matilda had been a bit nervous, with a few tears, in the morning.
But at the end of her first day Matilda said she had enjoyed writing and playing out on the school playground.
Prep teacher Abby Pay said it had been a very good first day all round.
‘‘It’s gone very quickly and all the students have had a good time playing with different things and making friends,’’ she said.
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