First day

Big re­turn to school for kids

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Front Page - Therese Col­man

Mem­o­ries were made when stu­dents walked through the gates of Rapids Land­ing Pri­mary School for the first time on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Kin­der­garten­ers brought teddy bears they were given a few weeks ago, and Year 1 stu­dents ea­gerly ran to meet their new friends.

Many par­ents who put their chil­dren on the school bus also drove to the school to meet them at the gate.

The school’s teach­ing blocks are named af­ter well-known beaches in Mar­garet River, in­clud­ing Hamelin Bay, Three Bears, Con­tos Springs, Gnarabup and Redgate.

The school fac­tions are Lake, Mam­moth and Jewel, named af­ter the re­gion’s nat­u­ral caves.

Many tears were shed on the first day but they were mainly from the par­ents’ eyes.

Pic­tures: Therese Col­man

Matt, Henna, 8, Cass and Ella Fraser, 6.

Jemma Knive­ton, 5.

Isla Thomas, 9, Harper, 8, Scar­lett, 2, and Stella But­ler, 6.

Fynn, 3, and Jasper Dut­ton, 6.

Ben­son, Emmy, 2, Saskia, 6, and Deb Hol­land.

Chloe, 3, and Brax­ton Yates, 5.

Maya, 8, with Ni­cola Cunha.

Ali Ben­nett and Owen Ching, 5.

Ari, 7, and Pia Dean, 8.

Pete, Kai, 7, Bruce, 5, and Amy Ben­nett.

Rachael, 4, and Katherine Wa­ters, 6, with mum Han­nah, cen­tre.

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