The Preps 2013 feature will be available in tomorrow's News, with more than 1000 local preppies gracing the pages.
They were gorgeous with their new, crisp, and sometimes oversized uniforms.
The photographers had their job cut out photographing 1446 new Preps, organising them in order from smallest to tallest in Indian file.
There was a mixture of smiles, face contortions, extroverts and introverts. Did we seriously expect boys to stand still and pose on a playground bridge when they had other — more boisterous — ideas in mind?
And then there was the tearful little girl who had to be coaxed to join in the photo.
Getting the kids to kneel on the playground chip bark sometimes took a bit of persuasion, too.
Many teachers ensured little boys’ and girls’ faces were clean, numerous shoe laces were tied, collars fixed in place and fly-away hair smoothed down.
Fellow students were keen to watch the Preps’ photo sessions because they were just so cute.
Then there was the priceless moment after a photo: as a girl skipped beside her teacher, the teacher said the girl’s mum would be so proud to see her photo in the paper. The girl’s face lit up and she beamed, ‘Oh! Nanna will!’.
The Preps of 2013 are off to a great start.
Meet some of our 2013 Preps
Benjamin Sherlock, 5, St Brendan's Primary School
"I enjoyed the Safety Day Expo. I liked it when the fireman squirted the hose up high."
Mya Falla, 5, Mooroopna Primary School
"I have learned to read 'is' and some other words too."
Riva Zerbato, 5, St George's Rd Primary School
"I love doing activities and going outside to play. I'm good at playing on the monkey bars."
Justin Reynolds, 5, Congupna Primary School
"What I like about school is playing with my friends."
Ashton Commandeur, 5, St Joseph's Primary School
"I like learning all the stuff at school and I can read 'The Father's Lunch' without even opening it."
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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