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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.

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