Schoolkids look ahead to new be­gin­nings

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

SCHOOLS in the re­gion are cel­e­brat­ing an­other year done and dusted with awards and fun days.

Ma­reeba State Pri­mary School year 6 stu­dents are happy but sad to have fin­ished with pri­mary school years and they are look­ing for­ward to mov­ing on to high school.

Year 6 leader Frank Tul­loch said he is ex­cited for the sport­ing events and equip­ment he will have ac­cess to once in high school.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Han­nah Simp­son said they have held a va­ri­ety of award days and ac­tiv­i­ties for stu­dents dur­ing the week with non-stop ac­tion.

On Thurs­day year 6 had their fi­nal grad­u­a­tion at the school and to­day they will be go­ing go kart­ing, ten pin bowl­ing and end­ing the day with a movie at the Ma­reeba RSL Club.

While the year 6s are en­joy­ing their last of­fi­cial day of pri­mary school other stu­dents will be en­joy­ing the school Christ­mas con­cert.

The con­cert shows stu­dents the real mean­ing be­hind Christ­mas.

Mrs Simp­son said they will be say­ing good­bye to a num­ber of teach­ers this year how­ever their is one in par­tic­u­lar that they will be sad to see go.

“Class­room teacher Robyn Grigg has been teach­ing for 30 years and she is re­tir­ing,” she said.

“Most of those years have been here at MSPS and it will be sad to see her go.”

With the end of the school year, Mrs Simp­son said it is im­por­tant to re­flect on the year that the school has had.

“It is good to look back and also to go for­ward with new ideas and projects for 2018,” she said.

The first day of school for 2018 will be Mon­day Jan­uary 22.

There will be a P&C Bar­be­cue held at the school on Fri­day Jan­uary 19 at 12pm.

Par­ents are en­cour­aged to go along to meet their chil­dren’s new teach­ers and bring their books in for the new year on the day.

Pic­ture: Lau­ren Mather

Ma­reeba State Pri­mary School sports and school cap­tains are cel­e­brat­ing the end of their ju­nior school­ing to­day.

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