Whole new look to go with books
EMILY Murphy (5) of Cooya can’t wait for school to start.
Emily’s been counting down the sleeps until Port Douglas State School kicks off 2017 on January 23.
She was in kindy at the school last year and is revved up about becoming a preppie.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all my old friends again,” she said. “And I can make new preppie friends too.”
Learning to read and write this year is also on Emily’s list of expected milestones.
And finally she will be joining her brother Willow (7) who is entering year 3 at Port Douglas State School.
She’s already decked out in her uniform, which notably this year features a new dress for the girls.
“We got it yesterday and Emily wore it all day,” said mum Kim.
It’s been years since a dress option was available for the girls. Until now the girls wore the polo shirt and skorts.
A parent of a child in kindy approached the P&C committee at the end of last year asking if it was possible for a dress to be an option this year.
She thought her daughter would be more comfortable in a dress.
The P&C surveyed parents over the design and now has a new dress in stock from a supplier in Cairns.
“We think the dress is going to be popular with the year ones and twos especially,” said P&C president Janice Ruffles, “but we stock the dress all the way up to size 14.
“And students still have the option of staying with the old uniform if they want to.”
Willow and Emily Murphy are ready for the new year at Port Douglas State School