YEAR 7S MAKE HISTORY AT ISIS
Queensland’s education system nowin line with rest of Australia
ISIS District State High School took on a different look when more students than ever attended the school for their first day.
Tuesday marked the first official day of high school for two cohorts, with both Year 7 and 8 students back in the green and gold uniform.
This year’s intake is different to previous years with the completion of the educational transition that brings Queensland’s education system in line with the rest of the country.
New Year 7 students Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Josh Maroney and Xanthe Whitaker were understandably nervous about their first day, but were looking forward to the chance of making new friends.
“I’m pretty excited for it,” Kate said.
While Josh said he knew quite a few people already, the new environment will give the budding sportsman the opportunity to further friendships.
But any talk about a career is on the backburner for now, with the youngster happy to chase sporting dreams.
“I don’t know yet but I love sports,” Josh said.
“Soccer and rugby are my favourites.
“I’m mostly looking forward to meeting new people.”
Xanthe will begin her secondary schooling with a career goal in mind, with a view to follow her parents’ footsteps in a profession that helps others.
“I want to be an occupational therapist,” she said.
“My mum was an ambo for 20 years and I want to follow in her footsteps.”
She said she expected high school to be a touch more difficult than primary school, but was ready for the challenge nonetheless.
Co-principal Brett Kavanagh welcomed the students back at an assembly in the stadium, and spoke of the importance for students to set goals.
HOLIDAY’S OVER: Isis High Year 7 students (from left) Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Josh Maroney and Xanthe Whitaker on their first day.