Year to bring ex­cit­ing ad­di­tions to school

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - David Charlesworth

Har­vey Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Ja­son Romeo and new stu­dents Liam, pre-pri­mary, and Eli Derums, Year 3, are all set for the school year. The school will of­fer a num­ber of fresh pro­grams in 2018, in­clud­ing In­done­sian classes and later in the year it will get a new science lab.

STU­DENTS across the State re­turned to school last week af­ter six weeks hol­i­day, with a num­ber of new ini­tia­tives await­ing Har­vey Pri­mary School this year.

Prin­ci­pal Ja­son Romeo said a num­ber of new pro­grams and ini­tia­tives would be in­tro­duced, in­clud­ing timetable changes, morn­ing ex­er­cise rou­tines and for the first time In­done­sian lan­guage classes.

“We’ve teamed up with Yar­loop Pri­mary School, they’re do­ing In­done­sian as well,” he said.

This year also sees the start of a new chap­lain, Jo­ce­lyn Prosser, and a per­ma­nent Abo­rig­i­nal ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer in Nin­nette Comito.

Mr Romeo said Ms Prosser’s role was not only look­ing af­ter the well­be­ing of the stu­dents but also to pro­vide sup­port to fam­i­lies and staff.

Mr Romeo said the school was glad to have Ms Comito in the now per­ma­nent role to sup­port Abo­rig­i­nal fam­i­lies in the school com­mu­nity.

In the se­cond half of the year the school will also con­vert a class­room into a science lab af­ter re­ceiv­ing State Govern­ment fund­ing last year.

Af­ter start­ing at the school in May last year, Mr Romeo is look­ing for­ward to start­ing at the be­gin­ning of a school year.

“There’s more of an op­por­tu­nity for me to cre­ate the cul­ture at the be­gin­ning of the year and my ex­pec­ta­tions of my staff and their stu­dents,” he said.

“We’re just look­ing for­ward to another great year, a great start.”

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

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