STUDENT RETURN TO SCHOOL
NORTH Burnett students returned to school on Monday for another year of learning, but for a number of the region’s young, it was their first day ever in a classroom.
Mundubbera State School prep student Matilda Beasley had her first day at school on January 23.
“(It was) good,” Matilda said.
“We did writing and letters and science.
“I liked playing in the playground.”
Matilda said she made lots of new friends and was excited about learning new things.
“I want to learn,” she said.
She said she especially wants to learn how to read, write and be a “big person”.
Prep teacher Regina Enchelmaier said it was always exciting welcoming new students.
“It’s been a lovely start to the year, they are a very capable bunch and have settled very well,” Ms Enchelmaier said.
“We have had no tears this year, that’s our barometer.
“Basically (in the first few weeks) we will look at their basic skills, a lot of socialisation, listening, gross motor skills and picking up each individual child from where they are.
“We look at each child as the individual and pick up from where they are.”
PROUD PREPPIES: Odin Bilitzki, Sione Fiefia, Melody Sandow, Liliana Hyde and Matilda Beasley all enjoyed their first day at school.