Year 6 students prepare for High School

Tending the school’s vegetable patch: Breanna Foran and Braiven Megallon.
Tending the school’s vegetable patch: Breanna Foran and Braiven Megallon.

THERE’S plenty to be excited about if you’re a Year 6 student at Tea Gardens Primary School.

“I love that I’m back at school and I’m looking forward to learning lots of different things,’’ Breanna Foran said.

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Year 6 pupils have started their last year of Primary with lots of projects and plenty to do as they prepare for High School.

“I want to learn more about Maths this year and I am also really looking forward to being the elected Minister for the Environment and caring for our school garden,” Braiven Megallon said.

Year 6 is bit like Government with many students taking on a parliamentary role.
Stephen Dungay is the 2017 Deputy Prime Minister.

“I’m looking forward to going on our excursion to Bathurst and performing in the Myall River Festival again.”

“I can’t wait, this year is going to be excellent,” Stephen said.

Sport plays a big part in Sophie Frazer’s life.

“I’m looking forward to improving my running and representing the school in athletics and working hard throughout the year.”

“I want to learn more, have fun and get to know the new Kindy [kids] and play with them,” said Kiera Bentley-Baker.

Year 6 students: Stephen Dungay, Kiera Bentley-Baker (Front), Sophie Frazer (back).
Year 6 students: Stephen Dungay, Kiera Bentley-Baker (Front), Sophie Frazer (back).

Principal Mark Clemson says the buddy system is an important relationship to both Year 6 students and Kindy kids.

‘’Our current Year 6 connected with students as part of the Kindy orientation program late last year and this contact continues during the early part of 2017.’’

‘’Obviously we want our Kindy students to develop strong bonds and friends with students of similar age and maturity but also feel comfortable in the knowledge that there are older students who can be there to support them if required,” Mark said.

The Calendar is already busy for the 171 students at Tea Gardens Primary with their swimming carnival this week and a visit from the Newcastle Knights and NRL.

“The National Rugby League assembly visit will focus on two main values that promote a respectful and successful team,” Principal Clemson said. “Belonging and celebrating differences.”

By Margie TIERNEY

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