NERVOUS FIRST STEPS
SHE may have been nervous for her first day of school but Chloe Powles, 5, had big brother Toby, 7, to look after her for the morning bus ride to St Augustine’s. Around the area students began their first day of schooling in their foundation classes.
FOUNDATION students around the district are settling in to their new classrooms after starting back last week.
It was a mix of nerves and excitement in the foundation class groups as they begin their 13 year schooling journey.
At Kyabram P-12 there are 49 students beginning and St Augustine’s has 56 students, all eager to learn and start the school year.
P-12 primary principal Kate Whitford said the main focus of staff at P-12 would be greater involvement.
“This year we’ll be focusing quite a bit on parent engagement in the school,” she said.
“One of our key aims is to strengthen the relationships our students have with members of the Kyabram community”
Over at St Augustine’s, principal Luci Quinn said there are a range of exciting new programs which she hopes will set the school apart.
“We welcome all our new and current students and nine new staff members to the college,” she said. “This year we look forward to working in partnership with University of Melbourne Science and Learning Partnership Program and with Dr George Otero in family and community engagement.”
See the foundation students from schools around the area as they began their first week.
❝We’ll be focusing quite a bit on parent engagement❞ — Kate Whitford
St Augustine’s. Back, from left - Emma Thomson, Matthew Brenan, Jamielyn Moritz, Daniel Napolitano, Eva Bhattarai, Morgan Parsons, Alby Halstead, Tamara Ryan, Ariel Blackburn. Teacher - Mrs Lisa Corso. Front, from left Max Hausler, Isla Fitzgerald, Lydia DePasquale, Alexander Chrys, Jessica Bradshaw, Nikita Taylor, Zac Wakenshaw, Finn Guiney, Eli Davies and Zak McLennan.
St Augustine’s. Back, from left - Teacher - Miss Rachel McCormack. Callum Dervish, Ashton DePasquale, Levi Collie, Layla Old, Max Gould, Elyhe Harrison, Eva Alamaras, Kiara Abbate, Noah Phelan. Front, from left - Isla Smith, Tilly Forde, Jasmin Grima, Oakley Russell, River Davy, Hugh Williams, Jacob Henderson, Marli Kent, Eden Cornwall, Amelia Scorey and Luana Hala’eua.
Ky P-12. Back, from left - Jaxon Hillman, Paige Berner, Riley Jones, Bailey Eastick, Noah Dove-McCabe. Teacher - Mrs Aleesha Whitley. Middle, from left - Ameilia Walley, Cruz Cleveland, Cooper Grinter, Layla Slingo, Catherine McKenner. Front, from left - Mayson Kent, Taryn Cleveland, Annalise MacKenzie, Eleanor Drust and Dontae Ferguson.
Ky P-12. Back, from left - Lucas Walley, River Dunbar, Lenny Perrella, Macy O'Dwyer, Jorge Stewart. Teacher - Miss Morgan Campbell. Middle, from left - Shylah Melverton, Ava Connally, Ruby Marjoribanks, Mitchell Melverton, Emily Danaher, La'Trell Dukes. Front, from left - Heath Munro, Emily Croxford, Evie Clancy, Ethan Hathaway, Callum Griffiths, Declan Crawford.
Ky P-12. Back, from left - Zanna Chapman, Nylah O'Neill, Eliza Thomson, Kruze Harrip, Cas Bulado, Hendrix Waasdorp. Teacher - Mrs Kellie Brennan. Middle - Scarlett Matthes, Robert Ratakalau, Hunter Stokoe, Leo Walley, Knoa Whitcher. Front, from left - Zach Ruchs, Keirra Davison, Christine Esperon, Kaleb Archard, Nataliah Miller and Cooper Fisher.
St Augustine’s. Back, from left - Isabella Craig-McCormack, Xavier Graetz, Jacob Guerra, Jett Emini, Hudson Boylan, Dylan Ashmore, Mackenzie Murtagh, Iris Cleary. Teacher - Miss Rachael Morrison. Front, from left Jessica-Lee Wells, Chloe Powles, Aiden Buntine, Aidan Greiner, Amelia Parsons, Stella Pegoraro, Eva Zobec, Lydia McIntyre and Ava Butcher.
Girgarre Primary. From left - Hunter, Whyatt, Piper and Taylor.
Merrigum Primary. George Jenson, Chelsea Beare and Kevin Bourke.
St Mary's Rushworth. Back - Alana Zurawski, Aliveah Garvey, Ruby Griffin, Amelia Ackroyd, Sofia Perry, Leigh Crabtree, Pippa Lockwood, Heath Ogden, Maddison Olney. Front - Oliver Walker, Mitchell Cross, Hailey Newman, Zac Cruz, Eli Shelton, Logan Howe.
Rushworth P-12. Back - Ted Neyland, Charlii Rose, Antavia Shaw. Front Charlotte Peterson, Amarni Salem and Joshua Hawking.
Stanhope Primary. Elayna, Bodhi, Isabelle, Braxton and William.
St Patrick's Tongala. Back - Caleb Greenshields, Caroline Yang, Tamara Brennan, Toby Parsons. Front - Emma Lao, Amelia Whitecross and Amelie Dalton.
Tongala Primary. Front L-R - Amber Schmedje, Enrique Dos Santos, Winter Townsend, Ruby Kellett, Ella Hughes, Mia Reid. Second row L-R - Asha Radley, Summer Dickson, Alyssa Clarke, Kenzy Emmett, Talia Kades. Third row L-R - Hannah Owen, Amelia King, Zahli Young, Ivy Beach. Back L-R Kevin Maurizi, Archie Robinson, Phoenix Greenman, Braxton Edmunds-Tinning, Zachary Dingey, Izabella Kellow, Ellie Pertzel-Snelson.
Undera Primary. Jaxon Eddy and Samuel Lagana.