Un­der 8s a big day out for small school

The Western Star - - News -

THE last day of term was made ex­tra spe­cial for stu­dents of Yuleba State School, who got to en­joy an ex­cur­sion to the Roma State Col­lege Un­der 8s Day.

Yuleba has 15 stu­dents from kindy to Year 6, and most were able to join the day, which is a cel­e­bra­tion of the early school years.

“We are lucky be­cause we have a state-de­liv­ered kindy at Yuleba, so we have been able to bring kids from age four all the way up to seven here to­day, and it is just re­ally cool that every­one can get to­gether and join in,” Yuleba State School teach­ing prin­ci­pal Re­becca Boldo­rac said.

“With only 15 chil­dren al­to­gether, putting on some­thing to this scale wouldn’t re­ally be a pos­si­bil­ity, so it is amaz­ing that we get to come along to the big­ger schools.

“It gives the chil­dren an op­por­tu­nity to join in with more kids than they are usu­ally able to, and try all sorts of different ac­tiv­i­ties.”

For Ms Boldo­rac, the in­vi­ta­tion was more than a friendly greet­ing from their neighbouri­ng state schools.

Hav­ing only taken on the job this year, she is ap­pre­cia­tive of how fel­low teach­ers in the re­gion are will­ing to help out each school, no mat­ter the size.

“I have found this re­gion is re­ally good for small schools, work­ing to­gether, and sup­port­ing each other with ac­tiv­i­ties like this,” she said.

PHOTO: JORJA MCDONNELL

UNITED FOR FUN: Joel Ntahi­raja, Re­becca Boldo­rac, Lau­ren Har­land, Chase Gal­la­her and Hunter Houston of Yuleba State School.

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