A mixture of emotions were felt at schools across the Goulburn Valley yesterday as new students, and their parents, prepared for their first day of school.By Sophie Malcolm
Emotions were mixed at drop-off time yesterday at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School.
With shiny shoes and big smiles, the school’s newest students walked through the gates for the very first time.
Despite a few tears there were no tantrums, and an overwhelming sense of nervous excitement — and that was just the parents.
Mum Lauren Kendall said her eldest child Liam felt slightly apprehensive about his first day of school, a sentiment she shared.
‘‘I don’t know who feels worse, me or him,’’ Mrs Kendall said. ‘‘It’s a feeling of excitement and nervousness and I’m so proud of him .
‘‘It’s going to be a bit quieter at home.’’
Ahwlin Joby , 5, had no qualms about settling into her new classroom.
After her parents dropped her off, Ahwlin was quick to find her chair and made a start on her worksheets before the bell rang.
Mum Anu Joby said Ahwlin had been looking forward to the big day.
‘‘We’re excited because it’s a big step in life for her,’’ Mrs Joby said.
‘‘But it’s a bit sad.’’
Prep student Bailey Clune said he was looking forward to playing soccer outside and playing in the sandpit.
He had his uniform laid out on Tuesday night and was awake at 6.30
‘‘He’s so excited,’’ Mrs Clune said.
For more back to school coverage pick up a copy of today’s Shepparton News.
Goulburn Valley Health’s renal patients have seven new hand-sewn quilts to call their own.
The winning form continued for the Mulwala seniors against Deniliquin at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility, part of Goulburn Valley Health, held its annual June Hospital Collection and Open Day on Sunday with a small crowd in attendance.
Murray and Campaspe shire have decided to withdraw membership from Committee for Echuca-Moama.
Rochester Motorsport Complex will host the third round of the Golden Power Series karting championships on the weekend.
Kyabram’s first tourism booklet is to be launched in late September.
Seymour College P-4 students delight in their new surroundings.
Berrigan and Jerilderie Shires will be in separate state electorates if boundary redistributions announced on Monday come in to effect.
Heathcote Health is finalising its service plan.
Barooga Sports Club chief executive officer Greg Ryan recently celebrated 30 years of service surrounded by friends, family and past and present staff.
Former AFL player Heath Black sent an inspiring message to Deniliquin youths last week.
Goulburn Valley fruit growers may face a battle against pests and diseases this season as growers hit by SPC Ardmona’s fruit cutbacks abandon their orchards or can’t find money to properly maintain them.
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