Schoolkids look ahead to new beginnings
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.
Mareeba State Primary School sports and school captains are celebrating the end of their junior schooling today.